We challenge you to watch #worldstoughestjob and not feel compelled to give their mama a giant hug! Treat her this Mothers Day… and everyday after!
Ask your mama what she wants to do this Mothers Day…Here’s what our mama’s want more than anything in the world:
Q: What would you like to do this Mothers Day?
– “a home made card with words to treasure”
– “pizza of course”
– “a hand made mug and a pair of wooly socks”
– “lunch with the family”
We asked our mama’s what their favourite dishes are. Not surprisingly they said: pizza, roast, bubbles and chocolate came up A LOT!
So 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
$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.
Spit roasted free range pork, Tuscan slaw, mustard fruits dressing on a brioche bun with extra crackling and rucola insalata.
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
Our new $35 Feed Me Menu is perfect for lunchtime functions or sit down dinners. Catering for all dietary requirements so every one can enjoy the feast – gluten free, vegan, dairy free and other dietary needs. It can be adapted to suit stand-up functions within our function spaces, 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. AV equipment is available including a ceiling mounted projector with built in screen in Prahran, microphones and zoned audio. We love live music and welcome bands and ensembles. Ladro also has exclusive access to some of the finest music makers Melbourne has to offer.
Of course if dancing is a must, we’ll arrange a dance floor to boogie the night away. Our Prahran restaurant has a 24 hour licence so you can 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. Remember to check out our new ‘Feed Me $35’ Menu!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR call 9510 2233
We’re OPEN right through the holiday season in Prahran except for the 3 main public holidays. And we’re only closed from Christmas Day to New Years Day in Fitzroy.
24 DEC – OPEN
25 DEC – CLOSED
26 DEC – CLOSED
27 DEC – OPEN (Prahran only)
28 DEC – OPEN (Prahran only)
29 DEC – OPEN (Prahran only)
30 DEC – OPEN (Prahran only)
31 DEC – OPEN (Prahran only)
1 JAN – CLOSED
2 JAN – OPEN
Buon Natale & Merry Christmas, love Ladro XO
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
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.
CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN WAY…
We love a feast and celebrating this festive season at Ladro means you can cover all the bases. Our ‘feed me’ menus at $40, $50 + $60 cater for all price points and dietary requests. In December we even have a $25 lunch menu keeping it simple + deliciously good…
… Find out more about functions in Fitzroy or Prahran here.
Pssst, we have a 24 hour 200 person licence in Prahran for some serious festivities!
Book early so you don’t miss out!
Ladro I 224 Gertrude St Fitzroy I Book Here
Ladro TAP I 162 Greville St Prahran I Book Here
You’re invited to our next beer masterclass where we spoil you with 5 x courses matched to 5 x beers from some of the best brewers in the world [well we think so]!
Next keg off the rank is the formidable AKASHA BREWERY from Five Dock outside Sydney. Relatively unknown in Melbourne, but not for long, thanks to their fine attention to detail, consistency and innovation when it comes to brewing.
This Beer-gustation will be a bit different to those in the past…we will be featuring beers from several other breweries as well as AKASHA, all matched to 5 amazing courses from chef Arron Edwards.
THURSDAY 4th FEB
6:30pm for 7pm sharp kick off
162 Greville St Prahran
5 x beers
5 x courses
BYO empty belly
9510 2233 email@example.com
You have to admit, if you like beer, this BEER DEGUSTATION DINNER is going to be awesome!
Moondog Brewery brews some of the country’s finest in the shadows of CUB down in the back streets of Abbotsford. As they say, good things come in little packages and this wee brewery is testament to that.
Make this the date of your Christmas party, grab some mates or fly solo… Just be sure not to miss this beery event.
Whilst your listening to the Moondog guest speaker, we’ll be matching 5 x courses to 5 x beers for you to feast on, so be sure to BYO an empty belly.
THUR 3rd DECEMBER
6:30 for 7pm kick off
Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran
JAN 7th – STONE & WOOD
FEB 4th – AKASHA BREWERY
BOOKINGS: 9510 2233 firstname.lastname@example.org
LADRO TAP X HAWKERS BEER
Join us at this eating + drinking Masterclass degustation where a guest speaker from the brewery will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about BEER!
Our second Masterclass is with our friends at HAWKERS BEER . New kids on the block, these guys are busting out some seriously great brews. You may have sipped/ gulped the SAISON we have on TAP at Ladro…if not, embrace this opportunity to get to know Hawkers Saison, Pilsner, IPA, Pale Ale and the curiously named ‘Inappropriate Touching’ up close and personal!
Taste 5 x beers from Hawkers, matched to 5 x dishes by Ladro…
5 X BEERS I 5 X DISHES I 1 X GUEST SPEAKER
DATE: Thursday 1st OCTOBER
TIME: 6:30 for 7pm start.
COST: $55 pp
AT: Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran
BOOK: Essential, seats are limited to this intimate event.
Simply email or call us to secure a spot.
email@example.com I 9510 2233
MUSIC ON TAP… every Friday + Saturday night from 9pm.
With BEER + PIZZA + NEGRONI flowing until midnight, you’ll be treated to some pretty rocking vinyl sounds spun by Melbourne’s finest Music Selectors. Selectors from the famed Wax O’ Paradiso, Melbourne Deepcast + Butter Sessions, amongst others, will be featured every Friday + Saturday nights.
Feel free to stick around after dinner or roll in late and take a lounge or bar seat in our new Ladro TAP area. You’ll have a killer 18 TAPS of beer + vino to whet your thirst and pizza spun like only Ladro can.
Ladro TAP September line up:
Fri 4th Sept SLEEP D (Butter Sessions)
Sat 5th Sept SIMON TK (Wax O’ Paradiso)
Fri 11th Sept ZOK (One Six One)
Sat 12th Sept EDD FISHER (Wax O’ Paradiso)
Fri 18th Sept WILL EVANS (Zero Through Nine)
Sat 19th Sept JAMES WARE (Waving At Trains)
Fri 25th Sept MYLES MAC (Melbourne Deepcast)
Sat 26th Sept EDD FISHER (Wax O’ Paradiso)