Christmas & New Year Menu

Christmas Pudding

Our new Christmas & New Year menus is now available and we’re now taking bookings.

Book now to avoid disappointment or click to see our Christmas Menu or New Year Menu

Call 0191 413 2921 for more information or to make a reservation


Philippines Fund Raising

Richard Whitcombe /

Weekend of events planned at La Taverna to raise money for the orphans of the Philippines Typhoon- full details to follow.

Image credit:Richard Whitcombe / BORACAY, PHILIPPINES – NOVEMBER 9 2013: A wooden building is reduced to nothing more than a pile of rubble by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Now doing gluten free pizza


We are currently experimenting with gluten free flour sourced from Italy so we can offer gluten free pizza bases that will complement the rest of our gluten free menu. Ask for details next time you’re in.

La Taverna- Real ale and Chicken bar open at Michelangelo’s Ryton

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Managed by John ‘Jay Jay’ Bennett we are offering real ales and cider along with our own rotisserie cooked Chicken with a Mediterranean twist. Bar open from 12 noon every day.

Treat your mum this Mother’s day


Sunday March 10th - we recommend you book now to avoid disappointment

Usual Sunday menu will be available with some extra special items.

New menu for 2013

After a great Christmas and New Year we have launched our new menu which has a lot of the old favourites together with some new additions.

Click to download our Menu’s

 Childrens Menu

Spoil a loved one


We are now taking bookings for valentines and mothers day

Please contact us to book or find out more:

Stella Road, Ryton NE21 4LU
Tel: 0191 4132921

Hill Top, Dipton, Stanley DH9 9YJ
Tel: 01207 571040

New restaurant in Dipton


After a successful Christmas we have launched our new menu which has a lot of the old favourites together with some new additions.

We are also proud to announce the opening of our new restaurant in Dipton (formerly Marcellos at the Grey Horse) which offers the same menu as our sister restaurant in Ryton. Its proving to be very popular with old regulars and new customers alike. Reservations are recommended - Open Mon – Sat: 12pm-9.30pm and Sun: 12pm – 7pm

Wanting to find out more or make a booking please contact us Tel: 01207 571040

Terrace complete


We are delighted that the outdoor terrace is now complete. Designed by Paolo, it’s the perfect spot for an ‘al fresco’ lunch or evening meal.

Welcome to Giacomo


A warm welcome back to Giacomo who is back with us and running the business. He is looking forward to meeting up with old and new customers alike.