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Gnocchi Flight Night

Ladro Gnocchi Flight Night
Come Flight with us!
Every Wednesday night we invite you to Gnocchi Flight Night in Prahran and Fitzroy. For $25pp you can feast on 3 x gnocchi flavours (our personal favourites), handmade by our gnocchi obsessed chefs.

Our soft pillowy dumplings have garnered a bit of a cult following over the past 15 years for good reason. We make our gnocchi daily using only the finest ingredients and in true Italian tradition keep our sauces simple.

The current Gnocchi Flight Night menu includes:

GNOCCHI ALLA SORRENTINA

Sugo, Mozzarella di Bufala, Basil, Parmigiano

GNOCCHI BIANCA

Burnt Butter and Crispy Sage

GNOCCHI AL RAGU DI CAPRA

12 Hour Goat Ragu with Majoram, Oregano and Basil

Vegetarians can be catered for (sorry vegans & gluten free-ers), simply let your waiter know you’re a vegetarian upon arrival and our chefs will adjust the menu.

Tap Beer* & Wine Flights are also being served for $15 pp when you order your Gnocchi Flight.
So get to Ladro on Wednesday nights and grab your boarding pass for Flight Night.
Bookings recommended.

Make booking in FITZROY
Make a booking in PRAHRAN

*Tap Beer Flights in Prahran only.

#worldstoughestjob MOTHERS DAY

Ladro Sophia Loren Mothers Day

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”
– “SLEEP”
– “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

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

PR-EASTER I Ladro & Ladro TAP

Ladro Hot Cross Cannoli

Join us for PR-Easter…
Hot cross cannoli, PR-Easter cocktails, Arrosto with Lamb & soft polenta and a special PR-Easter Pizza with pumpkin, gorgonzola and caramelised onion.

We love any excuse to feast with family and friends but PR-Easter means we get to feast endlessly on one of our favourite food groups – hot cross buns! This year we’ve taken all the best bun bits and created a hot cross cannoli.
We’ll be serving the chocolate shells filled with ricotta, studded with vine fruits, citrus rind and spices in Fitzroy & Prahran until Easter Friday.
Our other PR-Easter specials will only be served in Prahran.

EASTER OPENING HOURS

FITZROY
OPEN – Thursday 18 April
CLOSED – Good Friday
CLOSED – Easter Saturday
CLOSED – Easter Sunday
CLOSED – Easter Monday
OPEN– Tuesday 23 April
OPEN– Wednesday 24 April
CLOSED – Anzac Day
OPEN – Friday 26 April
…then business as usual.

PRAHRAN
OPEN – Thursday 18 April
CLOSED – Good Friday
CLOSED – Easter Saturday
CLOSED – Easter Sunday
CLOSED – Easter Monday
OPEN – Tuesday 23 April
OPEN – Wednesday 24 April
CLOSED – Anzac Day
OPEN – Friday 26 April
…then business as usual.

BUONA PASQUA
Love Ladro

…And if you want to know all about the history of Cannoli check out this link.

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

 

BOTTOMLESS PIZZA – TUESDAYS

Bottomless Pizza returns in 2018 to Fitzroy and Prahran every Tuesday until Spring!

Get on your scooter and hightail to Fitzroy or Prahran to fill your belly with unlimited pizza for $20pp. Feast with a group of friends, your family or roll on in solo.

BOTTOMLESS PIZZAS
– Pizza Margherita [surprise, surprise]
– Badabing Pizza
– Mariners Pizza
– Pizza Puttanesca

Our 2018 Bottomless Pizza’s are the 4 most popular pizzas we serve at Ladro, so we know you’ll love them.

ROSSA vs BIANCA?

Coincidentally, the top 4 pizzas all happen to have a rossa, or red pizza base. This may have something to do with our outrageously delicious Italian sugo. Or it could just be that rossa pizzas really are better than their bianca counterparts. You be the judge! Ladro loves all of it’s pizzas like children, equally.

The first Italian pizzas were actually bianca style flat breads served as a peasant food and made simply with oil, herbs and garlic – tomato sugo, olives and anchovies are said to have been an addition soon after, and eventually cheese was added. In 1889 the Margherita Pizza was born in honour of the queen of the day. Find out more about the origins of pizza here. Feast on the Ladro ‘Mariners Pizza’ which is said to be the original pizza the Fishermen ate upon arrival back to shore and many pizza-files argue this is a tastier pizza than the Margherita.

Very few pizzerias actually serve this ancient recipe, but we do at Ladro. Less is more and this is truly one of the tastiest pizzas ever created.
If you are ever in Naples, be sure to visit Da Michele where they only serve 2 pizzas. The original Marinara and the traditional Neopolitan Margherita. There is always a very lengthy queue so be sure to arrive early or you could be left salivating, watching the hoards feast on these two misshapen pizzas with envy.

‘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

GOOD BEER WEEK – ITALY + SPAIN

Pint of Origin ’17 is at LADRO!
From Sunday 21st MAY, you can sample some of the finest rare brews from Italy + Spain. Drink your way through continental Europe without ever having left Prahran. Don’t fancy beer?… Try the LoverBeer Sour, similar to an aged, oaked flinty riesling, or 7 other brews from Italy’s BREWFIST, BIRRA DEL BORGO and Spain’s most awarded craft brewery, NAPARBIER. Try them all with a TAP paddle. Available for a limited time until sold out.
We also have our usual vino TAP selection as well as some local gems.

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

GETTING YOUR FESTIVE ON

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

Ladro x Closed Loop

Ladro sustainable restaurant, closed loop

Ladro is passionate about sustainability and has a zero organic waste policy. We recycle all our food waste, from chicken bones and carrot tops, to uneaten pizza crusts [who leaves the best bit?].
With two large Closed Loop bio-composters located in Fitzroy and Prahran, we recycle all our organic waste into usable garden fertiliser,  eliminating all our food waste from being dumped into landfill.

WANT SOME COMPOST FERTILISER?

Customers can buy a bag [$2] or bucket [$5] anytime when when visiting Ladro or when ordering takeaway via Foodora.
BYO your own bucket and we will fill it up for you. Are you’re involved in a NFP community garden, school or organisation, or know an organisation needing compost, take as much as you like. We’re all about closing the loop at Ladro and giving back to the community. We no longer contribute useless organic waste to landfill. Instead, our waste is turned into useful compost fertiliser to make gardens grow food full of nutrients. Good for us, good for you, awesome for the planet.

FARMERS

Are you a local farmer? We would love to chat about exchanging compost for produce. We can give you cubic meters for goods we can use in the kitchen, herbs, vegetables, or anything you might have growing in your garden. Lets chat.

Find out more via the Stonnington Council where Ladro was used as a best practice case study.

Find us here to pick up some compost or dine at Ladro FITZROY  I  PRAHRAN

WHAT ELSE DO WE DO?

Ladro has incorporated many other sustainable practices into it’s restaurants. Here are a few including:
– Banning straws
– 100%  bio-degradable packaging
– Regular waste audits for all our waste products
– bottle minimisation via tap beverages in kegs; 18 in Prahran, for beer, wine, kombucha and mineral water
– we have many other initiatives on the go too…