La Camera Southgate

4.2
19 reviews
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$40 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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.
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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MC
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy our luncheon dates at la Camera. Great food and very good value combined wit friendly and courteous service.

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B
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Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Waiting staff seemed a bit stressed - the restaurant was very noisy, so tricky to have a decent conversation. The food was nice though

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JT
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

Service was great however the meals, one pasta, one risotto were small and with very little substance and poor presentation. Given that the meals were a main the cost $28 _ $34 I thought they were very expensive and not at all memorable. I have patronised La Camera as a pre theatre on several occasions but the last 2 occasions provided disappointing and relatively expensive meals and will mean I will now go elsewhere.

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HT
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A great family friendly location and menu. Authentic Italian meals. Great views fr a special occasion if you sit outside.

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D
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dinner with a view! La Camera always delivers on fresh, great tasting food. We had pre-show dinner this time. The wait staff were excellent - recommending menu selections and ensuring everything was delivered to us on time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Nice place to dine!

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DC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We went for pre-theatre at Hamer Hall. Pre-booked and traffic was grid locked in city but they saved our table. We ordered Chicken Parmagiana = smokey and salad excellent + Rigatoni.
Both were high quality and tasty. We were gone within the hour - Bit loud but Excellent experience and staff were super. Kudos to LaCamera

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SB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Booked for a group of friends for pre Anzac day footy match. Service was friendly and welcoming but slow due to short staffing. As we were expected to pay a public holiday surcharge, onus is on the owners to provide sufficient staff. Drinks/food took around 40 minutes to arrive but was delicious when it did come. Balcony table overlooking the river and city was special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We came pre-theatre for dinner. I have been many times and have never been disappointed with either the food or service. It was timely, the food delicious and generous servings. It’s my favourite pre theatre dinner spot.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly yet professional service with magnificent river views are the outstanding features of La Camera. We always eat there at least once every time we come to Melbourne. We are always able to linger for as long as we want, no pressure to leave quickly.

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KH
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I'm always happy with La Camera, thats why I come so often!

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RH
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This place was a last minute find for us over the busy Easter weekend. After a recommendation from a friend we decided to book a table for Easter Monday evening as we were catching up with friends from the USA, who we had not seen for over 10 years. The staff were amazing, the food very tasty and the view from the balcony of the Yarra and the city was spectacular. Our friends were impressed with the Melbourne hospitality and were delighted that we had had found this place! Thank you La Camera for a fantastic evening. We will be back.

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FE
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

予約したにも関わらずリバーサイドのベランダ席には座らせてもらえず,店内の中央の席に案内されました。リングイネはショウガ味がきつくて香草も合わなかったです。ポルチーニ茸のリゾットも普通でした。ウェイトレスさんは本当に頑張ってまして好感が持てましたが,レジにいたした店長(中国系?)の態度が横柄で,伝票を持って会計を待っているのにずっと電話してて無視され,電話を切ったと思ったらウェイトレスに怒鳴り散らし始めました。ちょっと接客業としてはNGでしょうね。会計時,クレジットカードの端末を5cm幅くらいの所に置いたら滑り落ちたのですが露骨にいやな顔をされました。もっと起きやすい机を買い直すべきです。その後レシートを「ぴしっ!」っと机に叩きつけるように置かれ目を合わせずTHANK YOU!と・・・・絶句です。リピートはありません。

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OT
7 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place was very tasty! Good Italian food right along the river. Great for date night!

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R
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my partners birthday, the service was 5 star. Could not have received better service anywhere. And the food was to die for. And when it came to sing the waiters all came out and stood in a line and sung happy birthday
It was perfect

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We bought friends from the US here for dinner. Sadly we had really average food and completely inexperienced staff. It was quite disappointing all round.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Until we go the mains the boxes were all checked - service - good, atmosphere - good, drinks - good, entrees - delicious - had the arincini and the bruschetta. Mains - linguine seafood, gnocchi and tortellini. All were generally lacking in flavour, seemed liked they had been in open air (dried on top), lukewarm and the gnocchi were hard. It was a bit of a let down and felt sorry for the staff as they were so good and professional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

good food, excellent service, highly professional and friendly waiter

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1 review
Dined on 10 September 2017
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

A lively Italian restaurant serving excellent food, lots of groups enjoy this vibrant establishment and it has a regular returning clientele. This day we went we were early for our booking and we were sat close to a group who were enjoying themselves raucously with shrill and loud laughter. If this worries you the staff will attempt to relocate you but it all adds to the atmosphere. We love it here and will be back next time we visit the city.

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