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About La Camera Southgate

La Camera Southgate offers a touch of Italy among riverside treetops in Southbank. With two balconies offering full views of the Yarra River and iconic Flinders Street Station, La Camera’s balmy alfresco areas are ideal for pre-theatre meals, business lunches or group get-togethers. Inside this family-owned and operated venue, vintage photographs, warm lighting and booth seating create a cosy yet versatile setting that interchanges between airy and casual by day to chic by night. An extensive menu showcases an array of authentic Roman-style dishes, all made using fresh and seasonal produce – think confit duck leg, barley, porcini and wild mushroom ragu, herbs, onion, garlic and Parmesan; alongside slices of mozzarella, spicy nduja sausage, salami, mushroom ragu, garlic and rocket pizza.

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A few words from La Camera Southgate

La Camera offers a welcoming environment where you can enjoy authentic, well-priced Italian food served by friendly, efficient staff.

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 quiet supper after the theatre, 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 restaurant since it opened in 2000.

The menu takes its inspiration from Rome, where owner Lino Scidone and his brother, La Camera's manager Paul, travel regularly with their chefs to develop new ideas. The emphasis is on quality ingredients as well as fresh, seasonal produce.

La Camera caters for corporate and private functions, and can provide tailored, set-price menus to suit your requirements. Please contact Paul or Ryan on (03)9699 3600, or email your query to

La Camera Southgate Menus/Downloads

Location & Map

Shop MR2 Mid Level East End, Southgate, Southbank 3006 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  Closed
Wed  5:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM

Groups & Functions

La Camera has 3 main rooms for functions. Two balconies with stunning views of the city, overlooking The Yarra River. A small balcony that entertains 20- 25 guests(seated) and a larger balcony that entertains 50- 60 people(seated). We have a large area inside that accommodates up to 90 patrons. Special menus available on demand.

  • Up to 400 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Hens & Bucks Night
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (4)


Yeh, but nah
Seafood pasta not great. Two unpeeled prawns to deal with with a knife and fork (no finger bowl), oily, unexciting. Great view, great cocktails, good service.


Love it!!! Just booked for my 40th


Great food...everything from breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick snack or drink as well as take out. The balcony is a great dining area overlooking Southbank and great for lunch on a 'nice' day. Pizzas are the best in Melbourne!!!


Good italian food. The serving sizes are plentiful and the meals are simple, good tasting food. Service is a little slow but the place has been full each time I have been there and that may go some way to explaining it. Simple wine menu but at least there is a variety of choice.