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La Camera Restaurant & Bar

Chapel Street
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446 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9827 8531
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

What a great night we had at La Camera. Great wait staff who were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Cocktails were well received and the waitress had a good knowledge and recommendations. Pasta was great and nicely presented. Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank denycee64
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

I doubt you'll ever get a bad meal here, but you won't get a great one either. The food was okay, although the seafood risotto was far too salty and three of the party had this as a Main. They didn't have the Pinot Gris they were advertising and the market fish one of the party ordered had sold out... More 

Thank faganbrother
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

The food here is average at best! The owner is very rude, a simple request in relation to the food received an abusive response! NEVER again!

1 Thank Lewis64
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196 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

After learning the chef cannot cook a risotto from scratch, I decided to order the chicken Parma hoping for a nice chicken fillet. I was wronged.

1 Thank Greyhound77
Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

There are so many fabulous restaurants in the chapel street area. This was certainly not one of them. My " homemade" gnocchi really tasted like packet gnocchi with a very average tasting tomato sauce. The pumpkin ravioli was gluggy, bland and I think the pumpkin must have left the building before it was presented. This may have been a fabulous... More 

Thank Mark S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Very good pizzas. Staff is very friendly. It is a very nice place to go for dinner with a partner or family.

Thank Polly A
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I honestly have never been to such a badly run restaurant, I started to expect I was actually in an episode of Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen nightmares and the producers had set this ineptness up - alas it was not and they did all this themselves. We were greeted by a manager in a friendly way but from this point it... More 

Thank NeilR74
Gold Coast
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154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My wife and I dined here last Saturday night, a good little restaurant with good attentive staff. We arrived about 9pm and all was good at ordering at that time. My wife had the Risotto and was very impressed whilst I had a pizza which to be honest was only ordinary. The wine list was good and reasonably priced. I... More 

Thank skaz67
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I always eat here when in Melbourne. They offer Italian cuisine that is unpretentious and delicious. I had the swordfish special and it was cooked to perfection. Obviously very fresh and simply garnished. Great service, this restaurant remains a firm favourite!

Thank Leisajagiello
Melbourne, Australia
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295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch at La Camera on a cold and windy day, basking in the warmth of the enclosed patio. As we entered I saw a delicious-looking dish of tortellini go by, so that's what we ordered. Since we weren't famished we shared the tortellini in cream sauce with mushrooms ($22.90), lovely green beans, broccoli, and zucchini sautéed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446 Chapel Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chapel Street
  • Neighborhood: Chapel Street
  • Phone Number: (03) 9827 8531

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chapel Street

Neighborhood Profile
Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.