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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.

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.

BEERGUSTATION N.O.M.A.D. – 6th JULY

5 x courses matched to 5 x beers $55 pp.
From some of the best brewers in Australia.

Part masterclass, part feast and all parts awesome! You’ll get the opportunity to hear from the brewers behind the beers and find out why, what, where and how they brew what they do. Our favourite part is finding out the secret stories behind each beer, up close and personal. Head chef Arron Edwards cooks up a storm matching a dish to every beer. Bookings essential. Salute!

NEXT UP…

NOMAD BREWING Co. 6th JULY

6:30pm for 7pm sharp kick off
162 Greville St Prahran
5 x beers
5 x courses
BYO empty belly

BOOKINGS

9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au

LADRO X AKASHA & FRIENDS

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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

BOOKINGS

 9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au

MOONDOG X LADRO BEER DINNER

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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.

$55 pp

THUR 3rd DECEMBER
6:30 for 7pm kick off
Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran

NEXT UP…
JAN 7th – STONE & WOOD
FEB 4th – AKASHA BREWERY

BOOKINGS:  9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au

BEER DEGUSTATION LADRO X HOLGATE

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Join us for a Masterclass Degustation all about BEER matched to dishes from the Ladro kitchen.

Holgate Brewhouse will be be pouring 5 of their finest beers all made by hand in their Woodend Microbrewery for your drinking pleasure. Meanwhile Ladro chef Arron Edwards will be showcasing 5 great dishes perfectly matched to each beer…
…You’ll also get to speak to the makers and find out everything you’ve ever wanted to know about matching food to beer and making the liquid gold itself.

Seats are limited to our Masterclass events so grab some friends, workmates, or fly solo and book ASAP.

5 x BEERS   I   5 x DISHES   I   1 x GUEST SPEAKER
$55 pp

6:30 pm [but not kicking off til 7 pm]
Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran
BOOKINGS:  9510 2233   events@ladro.com.au

BEER MASTERCLASS HAWKERS X LADRO

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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.   
            events@ladro.com.au     I    9510 2233

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BEER + BREWERY EVENT: Feral Brewing Co

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LADRO TAP X FERAL BREWING Co.

It’s an eating drinking Masterclass, where you get to meet the makers and good folk from each of the breweries we have on TAP, share a feast of 4-5 beers matched to dishes from the Ladro TAP kitchen…what’s not to love!

First TAP off the rank is Feral Brewing Co. A family owned hand-crafted micro brewery 20 kms outside of Perth WA in the Swan Valley. Known for pushing the boundaries of their craft, Feral is a mutli-award winning brewery and brew everything from a very drinkable [addictive] session beer to unusually delicious styles, like the Smoked Porter we have on TAP at Ladro. 

Taste 5 x beers from Feral, matched to 5 x dishes by Ladro…
…AND be the first to taste the only keg in Melbourne of Feral’s Hopfen Fahrt German IPA! Grab some mates and we’ll see you there!

DATE:    Thursday 17th Sept.
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.   
            events@ladro.com.au     I    9510 2233
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BEER ON TAP

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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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Ladro TAP
162 Greville St
Prahran 3181
Call us on 03 9510 2233