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446 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9827 8531
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Jazz and shiraz

Who said Monday evenings are dull and boring? On a short break in the buzzing city of Melbourne we dined at La Camera. We tasted a range of Shiraz, serenaded by jazz, dined on the balcony and indulged in creamy risotto. The waiter even took a couple of great photo shots for us. Far better than my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
julie h
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Perth, Australia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The lamb shanks were ok as was the chicken cacciatore. One of us ordered the amatriciana pasta with bacon. There was maybe a desert spoon of bacon in the whole dish with the portion being very small anyway compared to the other meals. When asked how were our meals we mentioned the amatriciana. There was basically no response or discount... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazingingly lovely staff. Very delicious food! Definitely recommend an will be coming back!! big shout out to the lovely ladies that served us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Who said Monday evenings are dull and boring? On a short break in the buzzing city of Melbourne we dined at La Camera. We tasted a range of Shiraz, serenaded by jazz, dined on the balcony and indulged in creamy risotto. The waiter even took a couple of great photo shots for us. Far better than my amateur photography!

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants on Chapel Street. Family owned and run. Good range of food. I especially enjoy the veal dishes and chicken Parma. All the meals I've had were tasty and beautifully presented and the coffee was just to my liking.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ok so I went to this restaurant this afternoon and managed to score a nice outdoor table. It was 6.25. At 6.27 the waitress came over. I asked if it was still happy hour (supposed to finish at 6.30). The response "sorry guys". My friends laughed it off but i thought it was wrong. As we were here prior to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
129 reviews 129 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 446 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: (03) 9827 8531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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