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Ladro Functions & Events – New Menu

Ladro Functions Events

Our new $35 Feed Me Menu is perfect for lunchtime functions or sit down dinners moving into the festive season and it caters for all dietary requirements so every one can enjoy the feast. It can be adapted to those occasions where mingling and networking throughout our spaces is required or simply select one of our stand up & cocktail menus.

Ladro is ideal for functions and events of all sizes and occasions – intimate gatherings, special celebrations, presentations and launch events.

With stunning spaces, marble tables and minimal Italian interiors, our uniquely designed spaces can be a arranged to suit your occasion and styled to create the perfect atmosphere. Audio visual  equipment includes a ceiling mounted projector with built in screen in Prahran, microphones and zoned audio. We love live music welcoming bands and ensembles, but we also have exclusive access to some of the finest music makers and DJ’s Melbourne has to offer.

Of course if dancing is in store, we’ll arrange a dance floor to boogie the night away. Our Prahran restaurant has a 24 hour licence, so you can literally dance til you drop!

Set the scene with our local award winning florist Flowers Vassette who can create stunning table pieces right through through to ceiling mounted floral arrangements for dramatic effect. Our resident designer can also create stunning greenery or floral pieces when you want a more minimal aesthetic. Let us know your thoughts and we’ll organise a quote.

Download our latest functions and events guide here  or take a look at our functions page here.

Begin planning your event now with Ladro, we’re just an email or phone call away and we’d love to hear from you.

Email us at events@ladro.com.au
OR call 9510 2233

#worldstoughestjob MOTHERS DAY

Ladro Mothers Day

Take a minute and watch #worldstoughestjob. We challenge anyone to not feel compelled to give their mum a giant hug and treat her this Mothers Day after watching it… And pretty much everyday thereafter!

So in prep for this Mothers Day, we asked our very own mum’s what they would love to do. Not surprisingly the answers were varied, but all involved food. Here are some of their responses:
Q: What would you like to do this Mothers Day?
A: “Sleep in. Read. Eat!”
A: “Have a slow lunch with family.”
A: “Receive a BEST MUM IN THE WORLD mug and breaky in bed.”
A: “Eat. Sleep. Hugs. Repeat.”
A: “Just share a meal with family…and not lift a finger.”

Then we found out their favourite dishes. OK, they may be mildly biased, but pizza, roast, bubbles and chocolate came up A LOT!
These are the extra special mama loving dishes we are serving alongside our usual menu this Mothers Day. Be sure to make a booking and your mama can enjoy feasting on our mum’s favourite dishes too.

LADRO MOTHERS DAY SPECIALS

PROSECCO
$5 a glass, all day Mothers Day.
HOT MAMA PIZZA
Sopressa, fiore di latte, sugo, fresh basil.
SUPER HOT MAMA PIZZA
Sopressa, fior di latte, sugo, chilli, fresh basil.
PORCHETTA
Spit roasted free range pork, Tuscan slaw, mustard fruits dressing on a brioche bun with extra crackling and rucola insalata.
CANNOLI
Triple chocolate handmade deliciousness.

Of course our usual menu will also be available from brunch, lunch and dinner in both Fitzroy and Prahran. We open at 11am on weekends.
And the best bit is we will be serving $5 Prosecco all day Mothers Day!

Make booking in FITZROY
Make a booking in PRAHRAN

VEGAN MOZZARELLA? YES!

Vegan mozzarella at Ladro.

Who doesn’t love pizza? Stupid question, of course everyone does. But for some of us, a delicious cheesy pizza is a disaster waiting to happen, for others omitting dairy is simply a lifestyle choice. Now those who can’t eat dairy and those who choose not to, can enjoy feasting on a Ladro pizza without missing out….on the chesse!
Ladro has introduced an amazing handmade vegan mozzarella to the menu, available in both Fitzroy and Prahran for your pizza feasting pleasure.

What’s the cheese?

Traditional mozzarella is made from buffalo milk and cows milk, hand formed into milky balls of curd – when fresh it’s hard not to eat them like apples! Okay, so vegan mozzarella it’s not made from buffalo or cows milks and doesn’t have that same stringy, stretchy, cheesiness we all love, but we reckon it’s the next best thing to the real deal. Our vegan mozzarella is soy based and melts like real cheese with the consistency of real mozzarella. Queen Margherita would be quietly chuffed and happily serve our vegan mozzarella on her namesake pizza.
If you want to experiment making your own vegan cheese, take a look at Julie Piatt’s book “This Cheese is Nuts”.

Feed Me Vegan Menus?

Ladro can also offer vegan Feed Me Menus based on our extremely popular Feed Me $45, $55 and $65 per head options. Simply inform us when you book your next function or event at Ladro and we will devise a seasonal menu for your entire group. Our pizza dough is vegan, as long as you are ok with yeast. We don’t use any animal products in preparation of the Ladro pizza dough and embrace traditional slow proving methods develop our award winning Roman style pizzas. Roman pizzas, unlike their Napoli cousins, are thinner and crispier with an ‘al dente cornicione’, or firm to the bite pizza edge/ crust.

Gluten Free Pizza

We also offer gluten free pizza at Ladro in Fitzroy and Prahran. Our gluten free pizza dough is made in the same traditional method as our conventional pizzas, with yeast and a small amount of extra virgin olive oil, from soya, tapioca, corn and rice flours. We introduced gluten free pizzas 6 years ago at Ladro due to the high incidence of gluten intolerance amongst the Italian population. So if you happen to be a gluten free vegan, we’ve got all the bases covered!

To make a reservation either book online – Fitzroy or Prahran, or call us on
9510 2233

 

EASTER OPENING HOURS

Ladro Easter Opening Hours 2018

Ladro is open Easter Thursday and Easter Tuesday, but we are closing for the main public holidays from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
Everyone at Ladro will be taking some valuable time off to spend feasting with family and friends and we hope you have the opportunity to do the same.

May your hot cross buns rise well and feasts be abundant!

BUONA PASQUA + HAPPY EASTER to all our awesome customers! XO Ladro

SAMPLE BREW BEERGUSTATION – 8th FEB..

5 x courses matched to 5 x beers $55 pp.
Featuring the best brewers in Australia.

Part masterclass, part feast and all parts awesome! You’ll get the opportunity to hear from the brewers behind the beers and find out why, what, where and how they brew what they do. Our favourite part is finding out the secret stories behind each beer, up close and personal. Head chef Arron Edwards cooks up a storm matching a dish to every beer. Bookings essential. Salute!

NEXT UP…

SAMPLE BREW– 8th FEB 2018

6:30pm for 7pm sharp kick off
162 Greville St Prahran
5 x beers
5 x courses
BYO empty belly

BOOKINGS

9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au
STAY TUNED FOR BEERY EVENTS IN 2018

CHRISTMAS FUNCTIONS

We can take care of all your Christmas Function organising, with a menu for every price point. From 2 to 200 guests, in either Fitzroy or Prahran, and a 24 hour licence, we have something for everyone.
Let us organise flowers, DJ’s, dance floors and stylists so you can spend more time doing what you should be doing…

…Celebrating with family, friends and workmates!

Simply download our Ladro Functions & Events 2017 

Or call or email us and we can answer all your questions.

9510 2233
   events@ladro.com.au

‘TOMORROW’ MOVIE + DINNER: 3000acres X Ladro

TOMORROW is not just a film, it is the beginning of a movement seeking to encourage local communities around the world to change the way they live for the sake of our planet.
Join 3000 Acres and Ladro for a screening of this insightful movie, along with a casual stand-up cocktail style dinner pre-movie…and a chat afterwards with guest speaker Claire Davies from The New Normal Project.
AND a take home goody bag, X Ladro + Co.

$10 from each ticket will be donated to 3000 Acres.
$29 from each ticket will include food and the movie itself. Drinks maybe be purchased at the bar.
PS: BYO your own bucket if you would like free bio-degradable compost made by all of Ladro’s organic waste [Ladro is a sustainable restaurant].

TUESDAY 4th JULY
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Ladro TAP
TICKETS $39 [+booking fee]
OR in person at Ladro TAP

FOH ALLSTARS RAISE $42K @ Ladro!

The Annual FOH ALLSTARS DINNER!

Showcasing the very best in hospitality to support the phenomenal work of StreetSmart. Since 2008 Ladro has been a proud participant and supporter of StreetSmart and this year, [for the 2nd time], we hosted the 2017 dinner in Prahran. Over $42,000 was raised for StreetSmart on the night, helping to empower homeless people and support them through local, grassroots community projects.
100% of money raised on the night was donated.

A special thank you to Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm who dropped into Ladro on the night and offered 2 x tickets to his restaurant Eleven Madison in NYC…They were auctioned off and sold, raising a phenomenal $5000!!! Of course, later that week Eleven Madison went on to take the gong for the world’s #1 restaurant. BIG congratulations from Ladro and all at StreetSmart! X

BEERGUSTATION N.O.M.A.D. – 6th JULY

5 x courses matched to 5 x beers $55 pp.
From some of the best brewers in Australia.

Part masterclass, part feast and all parts awesome! You’ll get the opportunity to hear from the brewers behind the beers and find out why, what, where and how they brew what they do. Our favourite part is finding out the secret stories behind each beer, up close and personal. Head chef Arron Edwards cooks up a storm matching a dish to every beer. Bookings essential. Salute!

NEXT UP…

NOMAD BREWING Co. 6th JULY

6:30pm for 7pm sharp kick off
162 Greville St Prahran
5 x beers
5 x courses
BYO empty belly

BOOKINGS

9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au

OUR WASTE…YOUR COMPOST!

SUSTAINABILITY at LADRO

It can be tricky knowing how to introduce sustainable practices into your small business, but we think this one is a no brainer…

We use a high-tec Closed Loop bio-composting system at each Ladro site to help reduce waste which would otherwise be biffed into landfill. This means that 100% of our organic waste is recycled into compost…That’s zero, zippo, nada waste! We sell it back to you for $2 a bag and make regular donations to local community gardens, schools and exchange it for goods from our farmer suppliers. Win win.

Just so you know eating and drinking at Ladro is one way you can lessen your footprint on the planet, we also:
– Use Who Gives a Crap loo paper.
– Use eco-keg mineral water by the awesome DHSMWCo.
– Use 100% Aussie owned renewable energy by Momentum.
– Use 100% biodegradable BioPak packaging.
– Burn only sustainable timber from The Green Centre.
– Make our own vino in eco-kegs for Ladro TAP.
– Use only the best local and, where possible, sustainable, free-range or organic suppliers.
– We give back to the community with our Charity BYO $5 initiative every Monday.