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Ladro - Iconic Pizza on Gertrude St
A gem on Gertrude St. This has been one of the top pizza houses in Melbourne for several years! In fact 7 years running of one hat from The Age Good Food Guide! Feels authentic! We came here for a family function and enjoyed the spaciousness and the large table that could fit all 9 of us!
What do you look for in a gourmet pizza? Well definitely it’s about a whole lot more than just how many ingredients are on your pizza! Certainly when it comes to the Italian experience! You look for gourmet ingredients and interesting artisan made pizzas. You look for wood oven perfection and that the crust is not burned. You look for thin and crispy quality bases. Ladro gets the big tick on all this! We ordered several pizzas and none disappointed! Italian class all the way!
Interesting gourmet pizzas – the menu sometimes changes according to seasons and design! Great pizzas including Boscaiola featuring porcini and field mushrooms. Any pizza with gorgonzola is a hit – thus the Gorgonzola and mozzarella with anchovies and mushrooms . I like the pork sausage Badabing and the prawn Gamberi E Pisseli. They also do great salads! Simple but fresh clean flavours. A key is the pizza crust and here it is great. Vive the wood fire pizza! One can forget they do other dishes including great Ravioli, Risotto, Pesce and Rib Eye!
Love the modern décor! Love the marble tables! Love the courtyard out the back with exposed brick and cool plants. Love the location on Gertrude St! We even got a park outside! It’s a little more upmarket than most pizza houses here being on iconic Gertrude St!
The staff here are great and engaging! This place hums! The opening of the Pranzo Expresso and Ladro Greville in Prahran is a great thing! Catering for the brunch crowd! Check out their website at ladro.com.au – it’s a classic with an old Italian black and white movie!
Ladro, 224 Gertrude St Fitzroy – Italian/Pizza - Food 9.5 Ambience 9