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Ladro StreetSmart SmartMeals

Ladro x SmartMeals DONATE

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…

DONATE HERE

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 events@ladro.com.au
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.
XO

MOTHER’S DAY – FOOD BOX

Mother's Day with Ladro 2020

We miss our mums. We’re sure you do too.
Nothing is more comforting than a warm, reassuring mum hug when life challenges us most, and Covid lockdown sure is testing that theory. This weekend most of us have to settle for a warm hug of mama style cooking instead. Thanks for you votes too – the two most popular options are in the boxes.

Ladro has two food box options with 3 x courses for you to reheat at home – brunch, lunch or dinner, for two, four or more. Add to the boxes with Prosecco, Wine, Negroni or fresh items from our LADRO SUPERMARKET.
Every Italian knows: Chi mangia sulo s’affoga – ‘He who eats alone suffocates’… But Covid lockdown wasn’t a consideration until seven weeks ago, so this Mother’s Day we encourage you to share a meal with your mum together, apart. Buon apettito XO

ORDER FITZROY

ORDER PRAHRAN

MOTHER’S DAY – FOOD BOX
3 x courses

House cured Mt Zero Olives 
Focaccia of red grape, rosemary & salt flakes 
Truffled popcorn with black salt

OPTION 1: Braised Sicillian Chicken in vino bianco 
with crushed potatoes tossed in herbs & olive oil
or 
OPTION 2: Cannelloni filled with spinach & ricotta cooked in sugo with
 Spinach Salad of peas, mint, ricotta salata 

Sicillian triple chocolate cannoli

$59 for 2
$110 for 4

ORDERS CLOSE: 4pm Saturday 9 May

  • Walk-Up, Drive-Up & Delivery within 5kms on  Saturday & Sunday
    Prahran 4-9pm
    Fitzroy 5-9pm
    Delivery – 5kms of Ladro & Ladro TAP (map below).

Pay it forward to mum or someone in need & we’ll deliver it with a message from you.

#togetherapart #inthistogether #savehospo

Ladro & Ladro TAP Mother’s Day 5km zone map

LADRO ANZAC FOOD PACK

Ladro Anzac Food Pack

It will be a very different ANZAC DAY this year.
In a way we are fighting our own real-time war, on Covid-19. And more than ever we need to set some time aside and remember all those before us who battled for the liberties we have taken for granted…for so long, maybe until now.

Ladro has created an ANZAC FOOD PACK so you can break some bread, share a meal and reflect on love, life and lost souls.
We have 2 options (lamb or vegetarian) and each pack feeds 2 people x 3 courses.
Packs can be made up for 4, 6, 8, 10+, simply let us know when you place your order.
Pay it forward to someone in need, a frontline worker or maybe just needing some Ladro love and we’ll deliver it within 5 kms of Fitzroy or Prahran.

ORDER IN PRAHRAN
ORDER IN FITZROY

ANZAC FOOD PACK

$59 – 3 courses – serves 2 people

(Valued at $75)
MENU
House Cured Mt Zero Olives
Potato & Rosemary Focaccia 

Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder
   OR
Tuscan Cannellini Bean Stew

Polenta Fritti with Truffled Oil & Pecorino
Caprese Salad

Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with Poached Pear & Anzac Crumble
Anzac Biscuits

ORDER IN PRAHRAN
ORDER IN FITZROY

  • Drive-Up contactless collection  Saturday & Sunday
    4-9pm in Prahran
    5-9pm in Fitzroy
  • Delivery – Saturday& Sunday from 3pm-6pmwithin 5kms of Ladro & Ladro TAP (see map below).

Pay it forward tosomeone in need& we’ll deliver with a message from you.

Find out more about the ANZAC biscuit tradition here

We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it and use it to shape our future.
#lestweforget #inthistogether #savehospo

Ladro & Ladro TAP 5km zone map (for Anzac Pack)

OPEN FOR EASTER XO THANK YOU

Ladro opening hours Easter 2020

Thank you everyone for the wonderful support, we’re only open because of you.
Staying open means we can employ staff and keep the wheels turning at Ladro & Ladro TAP during this challenging time.

Takeaway, Ladro Supermarket and Easter Food Packs are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Drive-up, Pick-up & Delivery.

Order Fitzroy
Order Prahran

XO Ladro & everyone we work with

#inthistogether
#savehospo

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.

PS: GNOCCHI MAKING CLASSES ARE COMING IN FEB 2020…Stay tuned

Functions – $35 ‘Feed Me Menu’

Ladro Functions Events

Our new $35 Feed Me Menu is perfect for lunchtime functions and seated dinners. It caters for all dietary needs so everyone will enjoy the feast. Gluten free, vegan, dairy free and other dietary options are available upon request. The $35 Feed Me can be adapted to suit stand-up functions within our function spaces, or you can simply select one of our stand up & cocktail menus.

Ladro is ideal for functions and events of all sizes and occasions whether intimate gatherings, special celebrations, presentations and launch events.

Our stunning spaces, marble tables and minimal Italian interior spaces can be a arranged to suit your occasion and styled to create the perfect atmosphere. AV equipment available includes a ceiling mounted projector with built in screen in Prahran and microphones with zoned audio. We love live music and welcome bands and ensembles and if you want us to take all the hard work out of organising live music, we have exclusive access to some of the finest music makers Melbourne has to offer.

Of course if dancing is a must, we arrange a dance floors 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 . They create stunning table pieces right through through to ceiling mounted floral arrangements for dramatic effect. Our resident designer will also create stunning greenery or floral pieces when you want a more minimal aesthetic. Let us know your thoughts and we’ll organise a customised 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 events@ladro.com.au
OR call 9510 2233

#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.