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La Camera Restaurant Southgate

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Italian, Pizza, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: La Camera Restaurant Southgate

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Pre Theatre
1. Pre Theatre
"Very handy to the Arts Centre, great for a pre-theatre show."
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2. Best pizza and antipasti!!
2. Best pizza and antipasti!!
"The food, service and staff were all excellent."
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3. Idyllic Location
3. Idyllic Location
"Yarra river and locality just give that little extra special touch"
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La Camera Italian Restaurant Southbank Melbourne offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, Italian food, served by friendly efficient staff right in the heart of the Southgate Shopping Precinct. Whether you’re after a quick bite before work, a venue to host a business lunch, great food in a central location for a family meal, or a pre theatre meal, La Camera has you covered. 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
$18 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Italian, Pizza, Grill
Delivery, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very satisfying experience overall for a pre show dinner. Any complaints about pre show dinners not justified when you work in conjunction with the restaurant - their advice as per their website coupled with some common sense for diners to select a realistic time...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jack241168
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice Italian eatery , all food was pretty good. Attentive service, but it took them about 30 minutes to take our order, not sure why as we have been ready. They also didn't recognise then that they have forgotten one person. Anyhow, food came...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Marshase
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a table in the outside section overlooking the Yarra River on a warm almost Indian summer (but autumn) night. We were served by a really proactive waiter who proved to be very friendly and able to give and take a joke. She was one...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rooboy2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

My dad and I ate lunch at La Camera today and let me tell you the food is fantastic. We had the seafood risotto and a bowl of chips, which sounds like and odd mix but was delicious. For desert my dad had a tiramisu...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Campbell_2021
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sunday brekky - food and coffee both very nice, service good too. Nice views over the river. However, at 9am on a Sunday morning, the cafe was being blasted with very loud hip/hop type music - has it occurred to cafe owners that people like...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Mordeegirl
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There are a large number of eating options in this precinct and to be honest we had initially tried another venue, just because it was closer to where we first walked into the place. We left that place because the service was so bad we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a family lunch with the grandkids on a weekday. It was bustling and busy and fun. Kids loved the food, servings were very generous. Risotto was delicious. Traditional fare,very good quality and good price. Nice view if the river too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Nikijames
Reviewed 6 days ago

Returned to La Camera this afternoon, haven't been there for some months so very very dissapointed, not sure if they have new chef's but the food was very bland. My friend and I both ordered the Spaghetti Alla Putanesca, not much garlic, No chilli a...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Geniee6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a light lunch - my wife had a Calamari salad that was drenched in oily Dakar’s dressing I had soup of the day - minestrone that was unexciting and oily A glass of wine each was the highlight! Service was ok, but we probably...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank johnjulieanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a pizza and a glass of wine great menu selection from appetiser to mains and dessert great selection of wines and beers ciders

Date of visit: April 2019
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from ElizabethDonn | Reviewed this property |
No it is not
Marilyn R
June 1, 2017|
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Response from Alan D | Reviewed this property |
Thoroughly recommend, we may be going in a fortnight after the Van Gogh display at the NGV.
Geraldine J
May 29, 2015|
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Response from westie02jg | Reviewed this property |
La Camera is always busy, so yes you would need to book. If you go to their site you can get a $10 voucher off your meal by entering your email address. The deck has large electric ceiling heaters & is well protected by... More
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