Posted by Jenny L on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 with No comments
For the birthday girl's pizza weekend adventure, landed us at Ladro on a Friday night. After our initial struggles with parking and being mislead by the iPhone maps, we finally made it.
Now, I have to admit, we had to have a lot of help with ordering. Help from Google that is. Amongst our conversation, every second question was "Hey .. what's *insert italian word* ?" With Google on our side, and the clock ticking away, we finally decided to choose a main each to share.
Gnocchi al Forno
Out first, came the Gnocchi al Forno. The gnocchi was submerged in a rich San Marzano tomato sugo sauce, cheesy bufala, parmigiano and topped with basil. The sweetness of the tomatoes came through and as always, went beautifully with the cheeses and basil. However, I did find the gnocchi to be a little overcooked, resulting in overly soft gnocchi.
Risi e bisi
Described to be a Venetian classic, came our next dish of risi e bisi, most commonly known as rissotto. I loved how the pea's vibrant green colours came out and gave the dish a happy feel. Cooked and fully packed with flavour, this dish of rice, peas, pancetta, shallots was a creamy dream.
not like green eggs and ham
not like them
tomato, lemon garlic prawns, peas, chilli, basil
fior di latte, taleggio, porcini, basil, pangrattato
tomato, taleggio, caramelised onion, basil, dressed rocket, parmigiano
And finally onto what Ladro is famous for - the Pizza !
And no, they did not disappoint. The base was perfect, thin, pillowy and a little chewy. With fresh toppings and ingredients, and well balanced flavours, it ticked all the right boxes. They were all delicious yet light, which didn't make me feel guilty for having so many slices !
Our experience at Ladro was fantastic. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive staff, and tasty pizzas was all we needed, and was what we got.
And being so close by, we ended the night at Yo-Chi. I told you I'd be back for you !