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Ladro Checks In at Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Melbourne’s favourite pizza institution, Ladro, is turning 15 and to help celebrate, the team have checked in to Grand Hyatt Melbourne with a short-term residency at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Collins Kitchen.

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The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the Ladro Italian joy in the modern compelling setting of the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. We love the concept of the Grand Hyatt bringing the tastes and experience of iconic Melbourne to diners with creative pop ups. Ladro Checks In extends until end Nov with the wood fired oven staying stoked up until that time.

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Overlooking iconic Russell St.

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Italian beers to begin featuring TAP wines crisp Italian lager.

The famous Goat ragu was rustic and alluring, an excellent pasta dish.

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Chicken ribs were also a chart topper.

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TAP wines Sangiovese was a hit, perfect with the Ladro Italian cuisine.

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Fried calamari in the Italian tradition was a favourite on the night.

Ladro Checks In features a specially curated Italian menu created together by the Ladro and Collins Kitchen culinary teams. Along with the classic wood-fire pizza flavours that first put Ladro on the map, guests can also indulge in past Ladro favourites brought back for this limited time such as Pizza 4 Otto (bufala, speck, anchovies, dressed rocket) and Lazio (fior di latte, carciuga, parsley and lemon).

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Gamberi wood fired oven pizza with Fior di latte, lemon marinated prawns, fennel, capers, cherry tomatoes, basil and parsley was top notch.

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Bianco E Nero was another pizza highlight. Meaning black and white in Italian, the black pizza base is made with activated charcoal and topped with burrata, San Danielle prosciutto, cherry tomatoes and dressed rocket. The black base (nero) was striking and the combination of flavours compelling.

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Margarita pizza is often the benchmark for assessing pizza and this pizza was excellent, with wagyu added for extra delight. 

Also on offer is Risotto Venere E Nettuno (black rice risotto with oyster cream, salmon, kingfish and tuna), pumpkin gnocchi and Florentine T-bone for 2, just to name a few.

Keeping true to its reputation for indulgent desserts, Collins Kitchen’s famous dessert station has been turned into a decadent “La Gelateria” bar with Sicilian cannoli, bomboloni Italian donuts and tiramisu all on the menu to provide the perfect sweet Italian finish to your meal.

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“What better place to celebrate a 15 year anniversary than at Grand Hyatt Melbourne,” said Sean Kierce, Ladro co-owner. “At Ladro, we are known for our sustainability efforts and Grand Hyatt Melbourne holds the same ethical values as us. We both use the same Closed Loop recycling system, meaning all organic waste is broken down into compost, which we both then use and distribute to the local community.” “We are excited to temporarily host Ladro’s third location here in the CBD. Not only do we share Melbourne’s love affair for Ladro, but we also share a commitment to sustainable practice,” said Ilan Weil, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Melbourne. “It’s a great alignment in both a sustainability and culinary sense and we can’t wait to see our wood-fire oven firing at full capacity.”

“Ladro Checks In” will be at Collins Kitchen until Thursday 29th November, 2018 with its menu available for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday and for dinner only on Saturday and Sunday. Four wines on tap will also be available: Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Rose and Sangiovese. 

For full menu details, please visit the website: