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At Ladro we believe we have a responsibility to make sure we choose sustainable practices in our business. We could bore you with all the reasons that matter to us, but we reckon you’re probably on the same page.

So we now recycle 100% of our organic waste in a bio composting Closed Loop unit. [In Greville St + shortly in Gertrude St]. From chicken bones to carrot tops and eggs shells, in it goes! And now you’re able to take some of this super potent plant fertiliser home to use in your own garden…only $2 a bag. Be warned, your garden could resemble ‘The Day of The Triffids’…it really is powerful stuff. We’ve already donated some to Fitzroy Primary School + South Yarra Primary School for their veggie gardens and all reports are 2 green thumbs up!

We were also the very first restaurant 4 years ago to have a Rooftop Honey hive on our roof to make honey, now with a rocking 60,000 amazing bees on our roof. You’ve been eating our sweet honey for years…
Thanks to the great folks at DHMSCo we were also one of the very first restaurants in the country to use bottle-less mineral water via eco-kegs. We even make our own wine with the guidance of some of Australia’s best wine makers, pop it into kegs and serve it in carafes for you to enjoy reducing bottle wastage.
We also use only the most sustainable timber in our wood-fired ovens from The Green Centre.

Thanks to a little CSP shout out with Ingrid + Sean [co-owners] all the great stuff we do at Ladro is out there so you can not only eat delicious food but know that it has been made with love by people that care and sustainably.

See you soon at Ladro, Fitzroy + Prahran.


Ladro_Easter_HoursBUONA PASQUA
and a very festive and happy Easter to you!
We’ll be open on the Thursday 17th April and Tuesday 22nd April, but in between we’re taking time out to spend feasting with family & friends. 
We will be OPEN on ANZAC DAY in both Fitzroy + Prahran so just rock on up or call for a booking.
Fitzroy     5:30 – late
224 Gertrude St Fitzroy
Prahran   12noon – late
162 Greville St Prahran

Art Town 2014 @ Ladro

ArtTown2014Ladro WOW has it been a year already? 2014 Art Town is on this weekend in and around Prahran, Windsor + South Yarra with over 80 artists doing their thang. You’ll see artists in Ladro Greville and Signed & Numbered as well as on the street, in the parks and there is even an interactive workshop in Greville St just up from Ladro Greville by the town hall. This is Art Town’s 6th year and it just gets better and better. 
This year the phenomenally talented and award winning Drasko will be in da house at Ladro Greville working on a projection piece … here’s a snippet from his recent works .

Streetsmart FOH All Stars Dinner

Ladro-Sean-Kierce-FOH-Allstars-StreetsmartSTREETSMART AUSTRALIA PRESENTS

If you haven’t heard about Streetsmart Australia and all the wonderful work they do, led by founder and CEO Adam Robinson, then you need to!
Since 2003 Adam has led a growing team including the organisations patron Tim Costello (CEO World Vision) to raise much needed funds to beat homelessness. All funds raised are donated to grassroots organisations via grants to help those in need and raise community awareness about homelessness. 
Tonight, as we have done for many years, Ladro will be participating in the annual Front of House All Stars Dinner to raise funds for Streetsmart Australia. Last year, along with half a dozen restaurants, we managed to raise a fabulous $25,000.00 on the night! Tonight Sean Kierce (co-founder Ladro, smiling above) along with one of our chefs will be donating food, time and expertise and we hope to beat last years figure…this years FOH All Stars Dinner will be held at Union Dining.
…Go Sean + dig deep tonight folks!
If you can’t make it tonight and want to make a contribution go here.

BUONGIORNO!…Ladro serves Breakfast


“Good Morning”…Come BRUNCH with us…

We are stoking the wood-fire ovens a lot earlier on the weekends at Ladro…now serving Breakfast + Brunch in Fitzroy + Prahran, the modern Italian way!
Kicking off at the decent hour of 10am, we will be serving brunch on the weekends catering for all your morning needs…and if you don’t make it until the arvo, we’ll be serving our brunch menu all day.

Market Lane coffee, Bloody ‘Ladro’ Mary’s and fresh pink grapefruit juice to get you started. Then choose from the seasonal menu selection including THE ‘Colazione’ pizza with speck, eggs, bufala + cherry tomatoes, or maybe our breakfast ‘bombs’ [Italian bomboloni donuts filled with ricotta], or the wood-oven baked eggs…maybe the poached Ladro Green Eggs & Ham…and other brunchy yumminess to keep you going all weekend long!

Weekends 10am – 4:30pm



LadroXmas2013.BUON NATALE!
Happy Holidays to everyone and a BIG thank you to all our amazing customers and suppliers this year.
We very much look forward to seeing you in 2014…until then, we hope you are all able to spend time with loved ones and enjoy some Christmas cheer with feasts & lots of prosecco!

LADRO is CLOSED from the 24th DECEMBER, re-opening on the 2nd January 2014.
CLOSED:  24th Dec – 1st Jan
OPEN:  THURS 2nd JAN 2014

You can make bookings online here by following the red tabs to Prahran or Fitzroy.

The new year brings a few surprises from Ladro…including BRUNCH on weekends starting on 25th January from 9am…mmm wood-oven baked eggs!

We may catch you at the Let Them Eat Cake NYD Festival on 1st January where we’ll be feeding festival goers all day + all night…weehoo!

FEAST #5 DalZotto 10x10x10

We like the letter P…it brings us
…and Peast Pumber Pive…sorry, Feast #5 with our favourite Prosecco Purveyor, Dal Zotto. We love Dal Zotto so much we named a son after the Patriach!

Eat and drink copius and unlimited amounts of Prosecco, Pizza + Porchetta whilst grooving to the phenomenally cool tunes spun by Andras Fox…just in time for some festive Christmas cheer. It’s all part of our 10th Ladro year celebrations!

6pm – late
Ladro Greville – 162 Greville St Prahran
$55 ph

Tickets purchased via / 9510 2233 
Tickets available until sold out, so get in early!




A collaborative night of projection, food and wine with Internationally renowned projection artist Yandell Walton.
Continuing our 10th birthday celebrations with the 10 x 10 x 10 FEASTS Ladro is very proud to present FEAST #4…

Our white walls will be transformed into an immersive series of projections whilst you enjoy 10 x edible offerings from Ladro chef Darren Mercaldi…responding to Yandell’s amazing work.

Art. Food. Life. It promises to be a dinner unlike any other you have ever experienced and one of the most exciting collaborations of our favourite Ladro friends in the 10 x 10 x 10 FEASTS.
As a proud patron of the arts, $40 from every ticket will go directly to the artist.
Tickets are very limited  so please book quickly to ensure you have a seat.

7pm sharp
$120 ph (10 x dishes) – $40 from every ticket goes directly to artist

9510 2233

10 x 10 x 10 Feast #3 TEA

Ladro_TEA_FEAST#3Continuing on with our 10th Birthday celebration FEASTS, we are very excited to announce 10 x 10 x 10 FEAST #3…TEA!
We have partnered up with the worlds best tea purveyor (in our humble opinion) Storm In A Teacup, who happens to be our neighbour in Smith St and tea supplier.

Storm In A Teacup are serious tea geeks and we are collaborating with them to bring you a 10 x DISH FEAST using tea in every dish. Think tea smoked meats, tea infused panna cotta, edible tea leaf salads and no tea feast would be complete without a tea-tail…or should that be cock-tea’s?
Btw, Hannah + Misha from SIATCup will be there to talk all things tea…and believe us, they know their leaves!

This is sure to be a sell out feast + seats are limited so get in quick…’cos it’s great value for 10 x dishes.
Grab friends, colleagues, tea + foodie heads or even your neighbour like we did!

FOOD:   $65 pp

THURS 26th September @ 7pm
Ladro Greville


9510 2233

10 x 10 x 10 #2 CHESTNUTS


10 x 10 x 10

10 x dishes $65pp and they all have one thing in common…CHESTNUTS. It’s all part of our Ladro 10 year birthday celebration of 10 Feasts, each with 10 Dishes. We want to showcase all our amazing suppliers and [FOL’s] Friends Of Ladro and share it all with you!

If you missed Feast #1 Truffles, be sure not to miss this one and make sure you bring an empty belly!

10 x DISHES – $65pp
Matched Beverages – Chestnut beer/wine/ liqueur – +$35pp
Ladro Greville – 162 Greville St Prahran 

9510 2233
9415 7575