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La Camera Restaurant & Bar

446 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (South Yarra)
(03) 9827 8531
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Ranked #889 of 4,008 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Yarra
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It all works together very well. The restaurant is calm and warm, the staff are not stressed, and the owner Luci looks over everything that happens. The Amatriciana is excellent, as is pizza and tortellini. Prompt service, good drinks, and very good value. If you have had a big day at work on a cold winter's day in Prahran, this... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I rolled up for lunch just as some event had finished at Hamer Hall - there was a queue out the door! Luckily we had booked and a cosy outdoor table was found for us out on the balcony but I wasn't expecting too much as the staff were seriously under the pump. Amazingly we were attended... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Twice within a week for us when attending concerts at the Hamer Hall next door. Likewise convenient for State Theatre and National Gallery, car parking, trams and Flinders Street station. Popular and a good idea to book. Menu mainly Italian but quite extensive: quality good, also the wine, available by the glass and reasonably priced. Waiting staff attentive. Just south... More

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Western Australia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I need to be able to give a half star mark here because it wasnt average at 3 stars but nor was it very good at 4 stars. It was 3.5 stars so Good. We ate in a large group. The breads were good, the bruschetta bog standard and needed more acidity. Mains across the table varied. The meatballs had... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

On a visit to our son and his family who live nearby we tried this restuarant with our small Grandaughter for lunch.She loved it so much she wanted to go back with her Mum so we went for an evening meal.Both occasions the food was delicious, well presented and plenty of it.The staff were brilliant and nothing too much trouble,We... More

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Brisbane
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We ate here one evening this week and enjoyed the experience. It was very busy and we hadn't booked but we were still seated in a 'quieter' corner as requested. The staff were pleasant and attentive. We ordered a selection of antipasti with some advice from the server and the selection was fresh and tasty. This we followed with a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Dinner with my husband, we had a delicious meal stating with a huge plate of antipasto to share, lots of variety and very tasty. I had the fish of the day which was the best fish I have tasted in a long time, perfectly cooked with a lovely topping and great roast potatoes. My husband had gnocchi, which he loved.... More

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Melbourne
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Came here with a group of girls. This place is more quantity than quality. And definitely overpriced for such average food. My food was really bland, pumpkin ravioli. The pasta was well over cooked so it was water logged. It was meant to be cooked in butter but I could not taste it and it looked more like a Chinese... More

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New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Had a dinner & a breakfast here, service excellent & friendly, food very good & good value. Cocktails were superb & overall extremely efficient. Atmosphere pleasant, highly recommended.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Went to La Camera over the Easter weekend on a quick trip to Melbourne and found it to be a great little restaurant. We ordered a few different dishes and really enjoyed all of it and was good value to. The waitresses were fantastic, very friendly and attentive. Overall a great night!

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