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Ladro; Prahran.

162 Greville Street

Tucked away on Greville Street, Ladro is a wonderful spot for lunch. I have heard good things about its Fitzroy counterpart, but we happened to be in the South Yarra area, and were looking for a bite before we made our way to Armadale. Ladro Prahran is spacious, with a beautiful courtyard out the back.

In the mood for a relatively light lunch, I opted for two smaller dishes - both of which I enjoyed immensely.

Wood Oven Roasted Scallops with Cannelloni Bean Puree ($15)

Fresh juicy miniature scallops on skewers, a beautifully light herb coating, rested on a bed of tangy velvety puree. I loved this dish, first bite to the last. 

Calamari pan-seared with pangratatto ($17.5)

I was slightly apprehensive about the pangratatto, but my fears were unfounded when I was presented with delicate slivers of seared calamari, with the smallest crunchiest golden croutons, topped with a sprinkling of parsley. Accompanied by a bed of rocket and a lemon wedge. I adored the combination of tender calamari with the little crunchy croutons.

Pasta Fungi - Rough cut pasta with Swiss and King Brown Mushrooms, Fennel & Chicory ($21)

A very light pasta dish, with juicy sauteed mushrooms and gorgeous pasta ribbons.

Orecchiette and Wood Oven Roasted Zucchini, Gorgonzola & Sage ($18)

The simple roasted zucchini and orecchiette made for an exquisite pasta dish with the addition of the creamy gorgonzola.

Bombolini - Italian doughnuts with vanilla ice-cream and blood orange syrup ($11)

Crispy on the outside, and coated with delicious cinnamon sugar, the bombolini should have been a recipe for success, but I wished it were fluffier and lighter on the inside. The creamy vanilla ice-cream with the citrusy caramelly syrup came to its rescue, complementing it beautifully and temporarily makes you forget about the bombolini’s flaws.

I was told the Bombolini is better at Fitzroy, and I look forward to trying it for myself. 

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