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La Camera Southgate, Melbourne, AU-VIC

La Camera Southgate

4.4
4.4
75 Reviews
$41 to $100
Italian
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.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 9699 3600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Our extensive A la Carte menu has something for everyone. <br /><br />ALLERGIES: Patrons with food allergies or dietary requirements, please inform your waiter prior to ordering. Although we will endeavour to accommodate your dietary needs, we cannot guarantee traces of allergens.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Cross Street
    SHOP MR2 MID LEVEL EAST END, SOUTHBANK 3006
  • Parking Details
    Public parking under the complex entry is off City road
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cooking Class - "Melbourne's Best Tiramisu"

    $55.00 per person

    29 May 2024 only
    For over 40 years The La Camera Tiramisu has stood the test of time. We introduce it as the best Tiramisu in town and I can only recall a couple of times when guests have replied "It's great but mums is better" To celebrate our 20th birthday of our fabulous event nights and 25 years in Southgate, we are giving away OUR recipe for the first time. After this cooking class, you'll be able to impress friends with a first class Tiramisu. Agenda : 6.30 pm dinner....Entree and Main 7:30 pm Tiramisu Cooking Show 7:45pm Cooking Class
    Cooking Class - "Melbourne's Best Tiramisu" photo
  • A trip Down Memory lane

    $70.00 per person

    1 June - 30 June 2024
    La Camera Southgate, Italian Restaurant... A dining experience worth "sharing". La Camera is celebrating over 25 years in Southgate, and over 40 years in Melbourne, with sumptuous Italian fare, friendly service, and exceptional city and river views. A family-run restaurant, often called "a home away from home, " is bringing back some iconic dishes in June. The 2-course set menu includes a selection of current and historic dishes and a free house wine, beer, or mixed drink. Meet the family, ask about the nostalgic pics that adorn the walls, check out the 25 year slideshow, find out about our amazing events, but most of all ...BE TREATED TO LA CAMERA'S BEST DISHES OF TODAY AND YESTERYEAR.
    A trip Down Memory lane photo

What 75 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • City Centre

    Great for brunch

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Good for business meals

  • City Centre

    Child-friendly

  • City Centre

    Good for groups

  • City Centre

    Neighbourhood gem

  • City Centre

    Great for scenic views

  • City Centre

    Italian

75 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was excellent — all staff were very attentive to our needs. The gnocchi ordered was perfect. The risotto, although perfectly al dente, was too salty and instead could have used either a small grating of truffle or extra garlic to boost the flavour. It was a busy night with lots of children in the restaurant. The loud sound of chairs scraping on the floor was annoying at times. But overall we enjoyed the restaurant, especially its proximity to the Arts district. We will be back!

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  2. MickyD

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Lovely staff. Excellent food. Gorgeous views of beautiful Melbourne.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The capricciosa pizza with anchovies added was one of the best pizzas we've had in a long time

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely experience at LaCamera last Saturday for lunch. A sunny day, so sat outside on the terrace with beautiful views of the Yarra. Garlic cheese pizza delicious, as was the Spaghetti Bol, very traditional which you expect. No room for dessert but their cannoli or timirusu is yummy. Chinotto to finish off with was refreshing. Service is impeccable there & servings are generous. Friendly & efficient staff. It has a lovely feel to the restaurant & is a definite favourite of mine.

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  5. Foodaround80

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had been at La Camera many times and it was good. This time it was quite ordinary I ordered a pizza margarita and it was very thin and overcooked it was like cardboard. The waiter asked how the food was and I did give my feedback but there was no apology or asked if I wanted anything else. The set meal was $25.00 including a beverage I did not have the beverage. In the bill there was no discount or again an apology. The standard you use to have has changed and don’t think we will return with the choice of restaurants in the city we might try elsewhere.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly we were disappointed, had dined here 4 years ago and really enjoyed but this time did not live up to expectations, food not as good, service basic and atmosphere dull

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff & not over priced. Great night at with family or friends.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a beautiful family dinner here for my birthday. Food was fantastic portions were generous and the service was very high. We were seated out on the balcony with views over the river.

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  9. PierV

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La Camera is our go-to for our pre-MTC Saturday matinee. Incredibly easy to book, and receive confirmation. Always a warm welcome by all the team as we arrive, and enjoy being on the covered balcony overlooking the Yarra and city views. The variety of dishes and wines by the glass are impressive, the quality of the meals as they arrive promptly is wonderful. This gave us plenty of time to chat and have coffees without having to rush our walk to the venue. We know we're onto a good thing, why would we change? Grazie mille La Camera!

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  10. Diva

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Friendly and accommodating staff. Love going there. Always have the best experience. Thankyou all.

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  11. CathTravels

    Yorkshire

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly and efficient staff ensured we enjoyed our very generously-sized and tasty meals under a (welcome) heater at our balcony table.

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  12. MarMo

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive but not overly. We had to be in and out by a certain time which they assisted us with. Food delicious and decent servings.

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  13. tais

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good service that doesn't feel rushed. Great place to start your evening.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue food was great service was great the view is amazing . Only down fall is when we arrived I was told I needed to be out by a certain time which I was never told about when I made the booking, other than that I would highly recommend and definitely going back!

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  15. Rednut

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I arrived early and was able to get to my table early and had a French martini. Staff were very friendly Meals were amazing I definitely will be back I got the Pollo Arrosto so yum even now thinking of it still makes my taste buds happy 😜 I also got a Amaretto Sour. My friends got Nonna Chiara’s Pork & Veal lasagna, Gnocchi Di Zucca and La Camera risotto. Everyone loved their meals. Thank you I look forward to the next time.

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  16. KerryT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was lovely, the service was absent. There are wait staff but they also have the QR code on tables. I dont go to a restaurant to have to use a qR code. I believe as a result of the QR codes there are less wait staff and so we were always trying to catch their eye. BUT, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and felt no pressure to leave even though it was stated that the bookings was for 90 minutes only

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous experience. Everyone had a delicious meal. Paul was a fantastic host. Very relaxed friendly atmosphere.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and Great service. And… no loud music (YAY!!)

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  19. SharonS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food arrived promptly. All meals were tasty. Would return without hesitation. Was lovely sitting outside.

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  20. BrendanC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the food and service at La Camera

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  21. Semperpronto1

    Melbourne

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good. Generous portions. Quick and friendly service. Good views over the Yarra.

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  22. Nickers

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot on the Yarra River Melbourne. Walking distance to MCG , AAMI, into City. Great service, we were welcomed once seated at our tables and had a trainee, which he was been shown the rope's, did an amazing job. Food absolutely delicious

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  23. TraceyW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite restaurants to frequent when in Southbank. I take great pleasure in sharing this amazing place with many friends and family. Such fabulous food and engaging, friendly staff. Always a must when in town!!!

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  24. StevenW

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food we ordered was very good , ox cheek was excellent and so was the linguine/seafood. Would highly recommend and will visit again.

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  25. ErlindaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food portions are huge and very tasty

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  26. CarolH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Right in the heart of Southbank, a 10-minute walk from out accommodation.

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  27. Anonymous

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely outdoor seating with a beautiful view of melbourne night life. Friendly staff. Unfortunately disappointing wait time - 20mins for 2 entrees and then an extra 1 hour wait for 4 mains to be served. We thought we had over ordered initially... by 0830pm we were glad we did because we were HUNGRY! 😅

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  28. JuliaM

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very attentive and the speed was appreciated as we had a show to attend. The food was tasty! Great for a quick meal before the theatre

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  29. ChristineM

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great range of food choices, friendly staff, quick service

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  30. TonyE

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We missed going to La Camera during the Covid period and when we tried earlier on ( after Covid) the prices had gone up significantly and they had no special Lunch on Thursdays. After the lunch special was restored, albeit at a higher price, we resumed and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very tasty and so was the wine. We intend to resume our regular lunches at La Camera. The service was excellent too.

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  31. TWen

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is upstairs so it has a nice view over Southbank. The food was amazing. It was a hot evening so the misters were welcome.

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  32. MichaelM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, prompt service. As we were an early booking(pre theatre) but had allowed ample time we felt a little rushed...is my only fault

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Just very loud inside. Oh well

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  34. JHart

    Indiana

    179 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice menu, ok food, good service

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  35. JoanneM

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was fine but were told about 4 times that we would need to be out by 6.30 (5pm booking). Understand it was a busy night with theatre, tennis, etc, but think we could have had 2 hrs. Just made us feel we had to rush and last waiter was super keen for us to move on. Enough to make me not really want to come back.

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  36. SFDiner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    There was a little hiccup in the beginning when they couldn’t find our OpenTable reservation, but we were seated promptly in the outside area with a view of the river. The vegetarian pizza was better than expected. My dining companions enjoyed their chicken parma and porchetta dishes.

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  37. Rodd

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dined here on a Thursday night. The risotto was okay but a bit bland and the braised ox lamb shanks were great and tasty. The aged salami for entree was fantastic !

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  38. LouisV

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was outstanding and would highly recommend this great establishment,

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  39. MassimoM

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Unlike many other self-proclaimed Italian restaurant

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was as fantastic as the food, could not fault anything. Was especially impressed with the calamari and porchetta, and the amaretto sour my girlfriend had was great too! Looking forward to coming back soon.

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FAQs

La Camera Southgate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9699 3600.

La Camera Southgate is rated 4.4 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for La Camera Southgate

26 southgate Ave, Melbourne, AU-VIC 3006

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    SHOP MR2 MID LEVEL EAST END, SOUTHBANK 3006
  • Area
    Southbank
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public parking under the complex entry is off City road
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 9699 3600
  • Catering
    Our extensive A la Carte menu has something for everyone. <br /><br />ALLERGIES: Patrons with food allergies or dietary requirements, please inform your waiter prior to ordering. Although we will endeavour to accommodate your dietary needs, we cannot guarantee traces of allergens.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the restaurant
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