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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.




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

World Humanitarian Day 19th August


Architects Without Frontiers warmly welcomes you in celebrating this special day.
Share food + drinks whilst listening to guest speakers and all the wonderful things this great organisation has planned for the next year…Ladro supports AWF and you can too.

$5 from every ticket will be donated to AWF + there are raffle prizes for a number of lucky winners donated by Ladro, Padrino’s + Melbourne Architects…be in it to win it!

Ladro Greville 162 Greville St Prahran @ 7pm
COST:    $30 booked tickets [incl. food + a drink]
             $35 at the door

BOOK: 9510 2233


Ladro + Bike Gallery TDF 2013

Ladro-Tour-2013Ok, so it’s not in Italy but it practically licks the border + we LOVE the
Tour de France.

Join Ladro + Bike Gallery to watch the:
20th STAGE of the TDF on
20th July
10pm – late
Ladro Greville – 162 Greville St Prahran

$15 entry + drink on arrival

PS: Stay turned for Italian Cycling events @ Ladro…coming soon.

Ladro + Pizza Festival 12.6.13

Ladro_Pizza_FestJoin us for the 2nd ever PIZZA FESTIVAL on Wednesday 12th June.


Keep the Winter chills at bay + be sure to book a table for one, or for all!
We are only 1 of 12 pizzerias in Melbourne to be invited to cook up a storm for the festival so we are just a little bit excited. Some keen folk are even eating southside then heading northside for maximum pizza festivities.

PRAHRAN – 9510 2233
FITZROY – 9415 7575

Or email us

Ladro ‘Sweet 45’ Movie

It was truly inspiring and a great pleasure to do a ‘trade’ with photographic guru Shantanu Starrick from The Pixel Trade. You’ll see some of the fine photos Shantanu shot on his website and we’ll be posting them through out the year. He was also kind enough to rustle together this cool little 45 second movie of Oscare making one of our biggest selling pizza’s…The Putanesca…from dough ball to table via the 450deg wood fired oven. Hmmm, just watching it makes us hungry all over again.
Watch the 45 movie and feel free to share!
Ladro ‘Sweet 45’ Movie