Grand Final Day 2003 marked the birth of Ladro – the day we opened our doors on Gertrude St Fitzroy. So this GF Day we’ve put together a special lockdown feasting box to heat-at-home.
7 dishes for $37.50pp.
Boxes must be ordered for 2, 4, 6, 8 or more.
Orders over $120 will receive a complimentary damn fine 750ml Marsuret Prosecco bottle love Ladro – no Italian birthday is complete without it! Stock up your Ladro pantry from the supermarket and bottleshop at the same time.
– celebrate our 18th birthday
– console ourselves the GF in not in Melbourne…again
– feast on footy fare the Ladro way to keep us all sane
We’ll even deliver within a 10km radius on Friday 24 September so it’s ready for the big night.
In the neighbourhood? Pick-up your feast from Fitzroy and Prahran restaurants.
Thanks for your support.
Stay sane, safe and get vaccinated.
We’re kicking off International Lasagne Day with a return to the Ladro SUPERMARKET where you place your online order by Wednesday 12noon and we deliver to you on Friday.
Spend more time doing the things you love and let us do all the food prep for your favourite Ladro dishes including:
- Handmade Pasta
- Handmade Gnocchi
- Meatballs in Sugo
- Napoli Sauce
- Select Vino
It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed during the Covid crisis. Looking out for each other, sharing what you have and focusing on what you can do in your local community has kept us grounded at Ladro, thanks to StreetSmart their SmartMeals program.
We’ve been cooking 400 meals a week for vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic, as part of a new pilot program, SmartMeals, brainchild of Adam Robinson – CEO of StreetSmart Australia in response to the Covid crisis.
SmartMeals puts empty hospitality venues to good use with a win-win concept feeding many in need at the same time. It supports venues like Ladro who have supported NFP’s like StreetSmart, for many years.
To say the pilot has been life changing is an understatement. It’s been life saving – business saving. Ladro has been able to keep two full-time chefs employed during the crisis and literally stay afloat – it works like this:
Ladro has been paired with local Fitzroy charity St Mary’s House of Welcome. We cook hundreds of meals for people in need, delivering them daily to the charity. Ladro is paid a small fee to cover food costs and labour with 100% of the fee going towards providing meals to combat homelessness and keep staff employed. It’s simple and brilliant, like all good ideas.
Now is a great time to share what you have. We’re urging anyone who can afford it to donate directly to StreetSmart. It allows us to provide as many meals as possible to feed an ever increasing number of people in need. If you’re in a position to do so, please…
We are all in this together and together we can grow this idea beyond the 400 meals Ladro provides. Our dream is to keep this initiative going well beyond the Covid crisis and we need your help to to it.
If you are a food manufacturer, farmer with excess stock, or in a position to sponsor the program, Ladro & StreetSmart would love to hear from you and have a chat. We’re not too proud to ask for help, especially when it helps hundreds more.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR call 9510 2233
Find out more about #SmartMeals HERE.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the program so far. We honestly could not have come this far without you.
We always think eating pizza straight from the wood-fire oven is best. BUT, if you can’t come to us, Ladro has partnered up with Deliveroo so our pizza can come to you.
Order from FITZROY
Order from PRAHRAN
Of course we also think you’re better off picking up the pizza yourself too…call us purists. We’re all about making sure you enjoy Roman style, thin crust pizza the way it should be eaten.
Vegan mozzarella? Yes you can.
Gluten free pizza? Yep, that too.
AND our Deliveroo menu includes all the other Ladro favourites, not just pizza.
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
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
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.
– 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.
Ladro is open Easter Thursday and Easter Tuesday, but we are closing for the main public holidays from Good Friday to Easter Monday.
Everyone at Ladro will be taking some valuable time off to spend feasting with family and friends and we hope you have the opportunity to do the same.
May your hot cross buns rise well and feasts be abundant!
BUONA PASQUA + HAPPY EASTER to all our awesome customers! XO Ladro
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 email@example.com
Ladro TAP is now drinking in PRAHRAN!
We’ve been very busy taste testing over 150 beers from the finest brewers around the nation…tough job and all in the name of research of course.
We are now proud to present the line-up and we think you’ll be just as chuffed as we are. We look forward to seeing you at Ladro TAP soon for a fine beverage. We’ve also expanded our hours in Prahran so you can eat & drink earlier, til later.
BEER O’ THE MONTH: Murrays – Rude Boy Pilsner…available in pot, schooner and jug…
Beer Flights coming soon in ‘ponies’…Cheers to that!
LADRO TAP LINE-UP pot / schooner / jug
Custard & Co Vintage Dry Cider 6.5 / 9 / 20
Boatrocker – Alpha Queen Pale Ale 6.5 / 9 / 20
Hawkers Beer – Saison 6.5 / 9 / 20
Barrow Boys – Stormy Lager 6.5 / 9 / 20
Stone & Wood – Jasper Ale 7 / 9.5 / 21
Stone & Wood – Pacific Ale 7 / 9.5 / 21
Feral – Smokey Porter 6.5 / 9 / 20
Murrays – Rude Boy Pilsner 7 / 9.5 / 21
Melbourne Bitter – Lager 6.5 / 9 / 20
Peroni – Lager 8 [300ml] / 14 [500ml] / 25
We also have a great selection of Wine + Mineral Water on TAP!
Find out more about our current selection with this
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162 Greville St
Call us on 03 9510 2233