Category: Sustainability

Ladro Compost

We have ZERO organic waste at Ladro, both sites, Fitzroy and Prahran.
Buy a bag anytime for $2 or BYO a bucket and we’ll fill it up for a donation. And, if you run a NFP community garden or know an organisation who needs compost, they can take as much as they like in exchange for produce or simply some Ladro love. We’re all about closing the loop at Ladro and knowing we no longer contribute useless organic waste to landfill is good for us and the planet. Instead, we know our waste is turned into useful compost fertiliser.

Pizza Acadamy

Pizza classes for BIG or Small

Come and experience our Pizza Academy hosted by Ladro co-owner Ingrid and enjoy a 4 x course shared feast with unlimited vino [we make it ourselves], beer and soft drinks. All while making your own pizza dough and pizzas. Learn about our sustainable practices and all our pizza secrets!
The perfect activity for teams, work functions, birthdays, Christmas parties, families & friends.
We can arrange Pizza Academy at a time that suits you [and the wood-fired oven]!
Minimum of 8 guests.
Allow 2.5 hours.
$150 pp
4 x courses, unlimited beverages, pizza making class.
9510 2233

A unique hands on pizza making session where the kids learn all about making Ladro dough, ingredients and how their made, AND make their own pizzas. The session finishes with the kids sharing a feast with their delicious creations. Just organise a crew of kids aged 4-16 and we’ll do the rest! Birthdays welcome and we can arrange birthday bomboloni or exclusive cakes.
8-16 kids.
Allow 1.5 hours.
9510 2233


Drop by Greville St to the new Ladro X NICCOLO street-side cafe. We popped up a pilot last Spring and due to popular demand it’s back and we’re now serving BREAKFAST eats…All our pastries, bread and coffee are made in Prahran within a block of Ladro with an aim to keep things uber local and of the highest quality. Sadly we can’t find an avocado grower in Prahran, but that hasn’t stopped us from smashing it up on toast for you! The best bit is our regular Ladro menu is available during our usual Ladro hours giving you even more choice.
Gluten & Dairy challenged peeps, we have you covered too!
MON-FRI  –  7am – 3pm
SAT – SUN  – 8am – 3pm

Ladro Fitzroy   I   224 Gertrude St Fitzroy   I   Book Here
Ladro Prahran   I   162 Greville St Prahran   I   Book Here


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.