La Camera Southgate
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
traditional fried rice balls.
amaretto disaronno, fresh lemon juice, cointreau, egg white
Insalata Di Calamari
chilli and garlic marinated calamari on a bed of fresh salad mix, julienne carrot, celery, red onion with a seeded mustard dressing. (gf)
Unlike many other self-proclaimed Italian restaurant
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.
Food was absolutely delicious and well priced. Customer service was good. Good with allergies and intolerances
Food was good - pretty basic and inoffensive. Service was phenomenal though, staff were knowledgeable and attentive - honestly a credit to the establishment.
Very conscientious staff, amazing food and a great view. Dinner for two with a drink each and an afogato for under $100. What more could you possibly ask for? So glad to “Let’s Melbourne” at this lovely restaurant.
very nice staff and accomodating, great pizza and Arancini
Impossibly good, thin, crisp pizza. This is a very inexpensive restaurant, given the quality of the food and service.
On Wednesday evening 3 of us were greeted by the manager with a remote infra-red thermometer in hand. He courteously asked if we would mind having our temperature measured. We all agreed. We were all found not to have high temperature and thus allowed to continue to our table. Each table had been set a certain distance apart to keep a distance between diners. We were told the restaurant had closed down for 3 hours between lunch and dinner so the staff could clean all surfaces. We were well looked after and impressed with the duty of care for staff & diners the management took under the cloud of the pandemic. I would recommend supporting La Camera to continue to operate. Best wishes Mike.
Centrally situated restaurant with a wide choice of food, and excellent service from the friendly staff.
Our favourite Italian Restaurant in Melbourne CBD👌🏼 Great food! Great service! Great location looking out across the Yarra.
This visit to La Camera was disappointing compared to previous occasions. The food was quite average and not worth the prices charged.
Only the 2nd time I have eaten there, this time I introduced Friends to La Camera. We all had a wonderful time. Service is excellent as well as the food. Thank you
Always good. Food is great, staff are really good. The wine list is great too. Never disappoints
Too loud and no air conditioning. Only 55% of me would recommend this place to a friend and I would caveat it with a warning.
Exceptional service and ambiance. Loved sitting on the balcony by the river
Customer service/attendance was not good.
The quantity of food is not value for money.
I only went there because I wanted good views.
We were well looked after knowing we needed to leave with in a certain timeframe, the staff ensured our meals were delivered promptly.
Restaurant is located in Southgate mall. We had a table overlooking the river which was nice. We ordered a pizza and salad which were fair.
We always enjoy our luncheon dates at la Camera. Great food and very good value combined wit friendly and courteous service.
Waiting staff seemed a bit stressed - the restaurant was very noisy, so tricky to have a decent conversation. The food was nice though
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.
A great family friendly location and menu. Authentic Italian meals. Great views fr a special occasion if you sit outside.
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.
Nice place to dine!
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
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.
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.
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.
I'm always happy with La Camera, thats why I come so often!
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.
This place was very tasty! Good Italian food right along the river. Great for date night!
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
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.
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.
good food, excellent service, highly professional and friendly waiter
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.
La Camera Southgate offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9699 3600.
La Camera Southgate is rated 4.6 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.