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Italian Breakfast

La Camera Southgate

8.8/10
1,530 reviews

Average price $45

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
1.5m social distancing
Additional safety and cleaning measures in place
Cashless transactions available
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Contactless menus available
Hand sanitizer available
Staff have completed mandatory government training
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Restaurant menu

Chef Seiji Tanaka
  • Average price $45 Special request
  • American express Welcome
Taleggio arancini
$12
Polpette
$13

Pork, veal & porcini meatballs with napoli

Eggplant & cavolo nero parmigiana
$12

Dietary options

, Gluten free,
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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.8/10
based on 1530 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :9/10
Setting :8.7/10
  1. Stacey B.
    Stacey B.
    • one review
    10/10

    We thoroughly enjoyed our evening out at La Camera. Heading out during these troubling times is a little hard but La Camera had all procedures in place. Food was amazingly delicious and service was spot on!

    La Camera Southgate

    Hi Stacy, Thanks so much for your feedback. We have done our best to keep up with safety and hygiene so people feel safe about dining at La Camera. We are the only restaurant with a full body scanner that measures your temperature before you dine in and our hygiene and social distancing procedures are second to none. Kind regards, Paul Scidone Manager

  2. Carol S.
    Carol S.
    • 15 reviews
    8/10

    Always enjoy community nights. Even the reduced diners didn’t detract from a most enjoyable evening. Thank you guys????

    La Camera Southgate

    Hi Carole, I must agree the atmosphere was amazing considering the reduced capacity. It's a testament to our superb opera singers...Their attitude, professionalism, entertainment ans ability to connect with patrons was first class!! Cheers Paul Scidone

  3. Frank M.
    Frank M.
    • one review
    8/10

    It was our first Dinner out since lockdown and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was so good we took advantage of their take-away service and ended up with 3 La Camera dinners that week.

  4. Nickolas K.
    Nickolas K.
    • one review
    10/10

    Causal dinner, great setting, polite and professional staff. Great food ,plentiful, and tasty,pizza was incredible. Would highly recommend,very classy with a touch of family feel.

    La Camera Southgate

    Causal dinner, great setting, polite and professional staff. Great food ,plentiful, and tasty,pizza was incredible. Would highly recommend,very classy with a touch of family feel. Hi Nicholas, Thanks for your kind words. We do our best in every given situation and at the moment I think what's most important is that diners feel safe and confident about dining at La Camera. Kind regards, Paul Scidone Manager We realise

  5. Christine G.
    Christine G.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love La Camera and have been going there for years. The food is generous and always delicious. You’re guaranteed of a warm welcome by professional wait staff. Prices reasonable

    La Camera Southgate

    Love La Camera and have been going there for years. The food is generous and always delicious. You’re guaranteed of a warm welcome by professional wait staff. Prices reasonable Hi Christine, Great to see some fabulous comments from our regulars. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a feedback. Paul Scidone Manager

  6. Kyle N.
    Kyle N.
    • one review
    10/10

    The staff and welcoming was very pleasant and the food was great and so quick!!! The waitress was very nice and uphold excellent service, walking through the restaurant we were welcomed by multiple employees, really enjoyable and will be back soon for sure!

    La Camera Southgate

    Hi Kylie, Thanks so much for your feedback. Saying hello is such an easy thing to do, but sometimes it is overlooked and it makes such a difference to someone's day. Hope to see you soon. Kindest regards, Paul Scidone Manager

  7. Anna W.
    Anna W.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    The service at La Camera is always good and efficient. Always happy to assist and just the right amount of time between courses. We were happy to be back!

  8. Marg T.
    Marg T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our guest commented that she could tell the gnocchi was made in-house - from potatoes. IThe Prosecco was to die for. The view was fantastic from our balcony table. World class.

  9. Liz L.
    Liz L.
    • one review
    10/10

    All staffs are super friendly and very welcoming.And food and atmosphere were fantastic. Overall, everything was great, I will definately come back and recommend this restaurant to my people.

  10. Belinda M.
    Belinda M.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    We had the pleasure of dining here for lunch after covid. As always, the food is wonderful, but the really outstanding quality of this restaurant is their impeccable service. So friendly, genuine and attentive. Looking forward to our next meal.

  11. David b.
    David b.
    • one review
    10/10

    I visited after the restaurant opening after the lock down and they have spaces for 43 which given the size gives plenty of room but still retaining the atmosphere . With less people the staff were more attentive and appeared pleased to be back working. Stripped down menu but pizzas still great

  12. Amanda C.
    Amanda C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food. Excellent service. Speedy and attentive. No issues - we were going to the ballet and timing was perfect. Will definitely return.

  13. Dave w.
    Dave w.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    Always a great place to eat, with lovely views over the river and city and delicious food. Quiet today, I guess people are staying home to minimise chance of catching COVID-19. We had a lovely lunch regardless

  14. David S.
    David S.
    • 33 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food and service by friendly staff

  15. Anthony S.
    Anthony S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Love the ambience of the restaurant. Great location and lovely views of the city. Very accessible if coming by train or car. Great food at a good price

    La Camera Southgate

    Hi There, Thanks so much form your great feedback. We look forward to your next visit and if you haven't downloaded our new VIP App then I strongly suggest you do. Kindest regards Paul Scidone Manger

  16. Tamara C.
    Tamara C.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    The Jazz and Shiraz nights at La Camera are always fabulous and terrific value for money.

    La Camera Southgate

    Hi Tamara, Our Jazz and Shiraz nights our now in its 14th year and it's a great way to taste some fabulus wines, listen to a little jazz, mingle and join the fun and prizes with our wine quizzes. Kind regards, Paul Scidone manager

  17. Phil H.
    Phil H.
    • 34 reviews
    10/10

    Two grand sons & I dined at la camera today at lunch time - the meals & service were both very good. The boys had ham & cheese pizza’s with a side of chips, I had linguine pescatore with Napoli sauce. All meals we’re of good size after which we were left contented!

  18. Noula A.
    Noula A.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    We were seated immediately, service was great as was the food .. we were off to a concert & they made sure we were fed & all done In plenty of time ????????

  19. David S.
    David S.
    • 33 reviews
    10/10

    We always enjoy the food and excellent service

  20. Dave w.
    Dave w.
    • 10 reviews
    10/10

    A local gem, great Italian food, terrific view of the river and city from the balcony, good prices and specials, ticks all boxes

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More information

Opening time

Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 10pm

Friday 7.30 am until 11.45pm

Saturday 8.30am- 11.45pm

Sunday 8.30am -9.45pm

How to get to the restaurant

Shop MR2 3 Southgate Avenue, 3006, Southbank (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Southgate Buliding, adjacent to Hamer Hall. Find us above the Southgate Food Court on the mid level.

Wilson Car Park Southgate; Off street parking St.Kilda Rd

Melbourne City, South Wharf, Southbank

About the restaurant

Food is life

Nestled amongst riverside treetops on Southgate’s mid level, with stunning views over The Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station, La Camera is a touch of Italy right on Melbourne’s door step. The family owned and operated restaurant offers an array of authentic Italian dishes, including unique Roman-style pizzas, authentic Gnocchi oxtail from Trastevere, Rome and by far the most delectable Tiramisu in town. All made using quality ingredients and fresh, seasonal produce. Sit out on the large balconies, or in the main dining area where the interior is adorned with vintage black-and-white photographs depicting the history of the family run restaurant. There’s good reason to dine at this Southgate stunner; 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. Relax, unwind, escape - and make La Camera, your room…where as with all Italians…“FOOD IS LIFE”.

Best dish: Gnocchi oxtail matched to a shiraz

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European, Pizza, Welcome,

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