We knew nothing about La Camelia when we drove up to it. The restaurant sits off the street, up a hill and next to an apartment complex. It looked interesting so we gave it a try. We are glad we did. Upon arrival we were welcomed graciously and seated promptly. The restaurant is located in a Victorian home. The two main dining rooms share a cozy fireplace. We were given an amuse bouche and menus, along with being presented the specials menu board. We both choose black bean sou to start our meals. It was delicious, as was the warm, crusty bread. My companion ordered Paella Valenciana. Having traveled in Spain extensively he developed a deep appreciation for this dish. He deemed La Camelia's very good. He did say it was not quite as flavorful as he likes. He also mentioned the mussels were a bit off in taste, not bad (spoiled) but off. I selected a special, wild venison scallopine with porcini. The venison was tender, the mushrooms rich and earthy and the roasted chestnuts really pushed the dish over the top. I loved it. It was served with steamed broccoli and shredded carrots. All the food was beautifully presented and graciously served. We had glasses of the house Rioja to accompany our meals. It was perfect. We skipped dessert and coffee since the portions were so generous. We look forward to returning to La Camelia.