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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
+61 3 9699 3600
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (150 reviews)
“risotto” (68 reviews)
“antipasti” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Camera Restaurant Southgate
1. Pre Theatre
"Very handy to the Arts Centre, great for a pre-theatre show."
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2. Best pizza and antipasti!!
"The food, service and staff were all excellent."
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3. Idyllic Location
"Yarra river and locality just give that little extra special touch"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Menu looked good so walked in. Got seated in the worst spot... middle of restaurant so everyone walking by was bumping into us... and it wasn’t even packed. Had a really nice pizza with a couple of reds... quite nice. But the service is missing......More

Thank BJ_Adelaide_Aus
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Have been back to La Camera three times now and can honestly say that they have some of the most delicious pizza and pasta dishes. Dessert if you can still fit it in is also a must. With a 70 year old tiramisu recipe that...More

Thank Amy E
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Amy, Thanks for your fabulous review. It always makes us so proud when we get this kind of review. We work so hard to give people the best dining experience so we really appreciate your time and kind words. Kindest regards, The La Camera...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

It is not often you get a great view with the food to match, but this place does. With friendly and efficient service and a great selection of wine and food this place is well worth a visit.

Thank Vince V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food news is that there are places in Southbank where you can get a meal early enough to catch a show in the Arts and Entertainment precinct. The bad news is that it can be difficult to get a decent meal. This venue confirms...More

Thank Malvoleo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although we just popped by on a busy Friday evening the staff generously snuck us onto a table. We had a time limit but that suited us as we were going to a concert. As usual we were served by very friendly staff and the...More

Thank Starfaerie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit in June was with group of 7 was a regular 6- monthly lunch of "old" University friends. I chose La Camera this time for the menu variety, apparent good value for money and extensive wine and beer list that included "must have"...More

Thank gsteed2016
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Oh I love a good story and I appreciate the time and effort in reading this beautiful story. We do our utmost when it comes to delivering the perfect dining experience and it seems as though we have done it quite well. Over 35 years...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the pizza here. Service was quick and attentive. My only complaint is they kept trying to push side dishes on us which wasn't really a big issue. Will be backMore

Thank Aussie3216
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your feedback. Our Roman style pizzas are the real thing... a recipe borrowed from Rome about 14 years ago. It's thin, crispy with light fresh toppings and the texture on the base is one of a kind!! I hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to eat in this restaurant a few hours ago, we received a "discount coupon"from the Tourist cruise circle where we were told my wife and I get a 10% discount. When we showed it to the waitress (who was polite) she told us...More

Thank kelevkik
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks for bringing this too our attention and I can assure you this was a misunderstanding. We look after all the Williamstown ferry customers and normally it's a mystery offer from our special deck of cards. We do hope that of you are...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the speck bruchetta a bolognise and seafood pasta. Everything was delicious the size of the meal was not to big bit not too small. Service was adequate the view was nice sitting outside. The speck bruchetta was very good and I recommend. Bolognese...More

1  Thank Steph L
LaCameraSouthgate, Manager at La Camera Restaurant Southgate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steph, Thanks so much for your kind words. Yes, I agree get entree, but get a platter so you can taste some fine Italain fare....grilled calamari (best in town), beef and cheese arancini, assorted roasted veggies and cured meats. You will love it!!! Cheers...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Good venue in Southgate. Children's menu. The portion size was very generous. Good views and attentive service. Enjoyed our meal here.

Thank Kazm76
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27 July 2017|
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
Marilyn R
1 June 2017|
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Thoroughly recommend, we may be going in a fortnight after the Van Gogh display at the NGV.
Geraldine J
29 May 2015|
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Response from westie02jg | Reviewed this property |
La Camera is always busy, so yes you would need to book. If you go to their site you can get a $10 voucher off your meal by entering your email address. The deck has large electric ceiling heaters & is well protected by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 10:30 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop MR2, Mid-level, Southgate | Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Southbank
  • Neighbourhood: Southbank
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9699 3600
  • E-mail
La Camera Italian Restaurant Southbank Melbourne offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food, served by friendly efficient staff right in the heart of the Southgate Shopping Precinct. Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered. Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, La Camera boasts two balconies with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station. The interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family that has owned and operated the restaurant since it opened in 2000. La Camera Southgate offers an array of authentic Italian dishes including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Pappardelle Ox Cheek from Trastevere-Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. The emphasis is on quality ingredients, and fresh seasonal produce. La Camera is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step located in the sport and entertainment precinct and within walking distance to Melbourne’s most popular attractions such as The Arts Centre, Hamer Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Federation Square, MCG, Rod Laver & Hisense Arenas, Aami Park and Eureka Skydeck. La Camera is the perfect place for your next celebration, romantic evening out, and the best place to watch Melbourne’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Relax, unwind and escape, make La Camera your room…where, as is the case with all Italians … “FOOD IS LIFE”.
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