Ph: (03) 9415 7575
Open: Wednesday-Sunday, 6-11pm
WHEN it opened, it was called an overnight sensation. When the hype grew and customers queued at the door to get a table, it was dubbed
Since Ladro flipped its first dough in 2004 it been given its fair share of tags but the bottom line is the tiny restaurant in the heart of Fitzroy’s funky
Of course, there’s more than just pizza on the menu but, really, if you go to Ladro, you’re there for the crispy, thin, wood-fired dough. I would advise however to leave room for dessert. The three of us shared the chocolate panna cotta , the Crespelle - crepes with quince and the bomboloni - cinnamon donut balls with a blood orange sauce ($10.50 each). Each was almost as tasty as the pizza that preceded it and was topped off nicely with a hot chocolate made with ganache ($4.50).
Bizarrely, most of the reviews I’ve read on Ladro mention the marble tabletops. Personally, as long as they’re clean, I couldn’t give a rats about the quality of the tabletops. What I care more about is the quality of the pizza and that is something Ladro certainly delivers. -zoe