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Ristorante Caterina de' Medici

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1946 Campus Dr, The Culinary Institute of America in the Colavita Center, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1430
+1 845-871-6608
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the villa is beautiful and the setting is Perfect overlooking the Hudson. Food and service is the same, great. I'm a repeat customer and bring a different friend everytime. Always same response, AMAZING!!

Thank looselucie
Walden, New York
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

My husband and I went as a part of the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week deal. We had been here before a few years ago. Food quality was excellent and service was as well, depending on your server. Ours was attentive but lacking in knowledge of what he was serving. He was able to send someone over that did know the... More 

Thank Lisa E
Bloomingdale, NJ
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281 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was a fantastic experience. First, the grounds of the Culinary Institute are lovely, and you can sign up for a tour either after lunch at 4pm or before dinner. The room of this particular one (of their 3 restaurants) is very beautiful, with tables widely spaced apart. The students who wait on you are charming and working as hard... More 

Thank Carolyn B
Hyde Park, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went here last night with two other couples and our experience was just average. They need to step up their game. The atmosphere is fabulous, great job. Our server was very friendly, but the bar service was horrendous. The place was almost empty and it took a good 15-20 minutes to get our drinks. Overall the food was good, wasn't... More 

Thank Mike Z
New York City, New York
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130 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Was expecting much more from all the great reviews. While the restaurant itself was beautiful, the food was disappointing. We came with family and bragged how wonderful the food would be based on past experience at other CIA restaurants. Unfortunately, the food was not very good. We even had one 2 members of the party got sick, probably from the... More 

Thank BFAT
Ramsey, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The prix fixe lunch was nice. The food was good. Pretty dining room. The servers (who are students) were attentive and service was excellent.

Thank Katie H
Monroe, New York
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123 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This is our second visit to Caterina and it did not disappoint. It's always an experience just being on the grounds of the CIA and the Caterina is just as beautiful. We were seated quickly and served just as fast by the students - who just go above and beyond to provide the best service. It's a 5 star experience... More 

Thank Michael C
New Jersey
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251 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to Bocuse the French restaurant at the culinary a number of times and each time it was excellent, so we expected the same excellent at this Italian restaurant. The service was five-star I have to give these kids credit for that. The food was not. It was good don't get me wrong, but not five star and not... More 

Thank Hockeylover59
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went to the Al Forno inside the Caterina de'Medici. Light fare menu paired with wine was delightful. Relaxing, comfortable and enjoyed no interruptions as we were able to catch up with each other.

Thank Princessp69
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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236 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Realizing this is a student driven restaurant i was a bit of a skeptic. i was pleasantly surprised and loved it. Yes the student waiter had difficult opening the bottle of wine, but he did get the job done. Tried a number of different dishes. The mushroom risotto was a wonderful starter and the pork scallopini was tender and delicious.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1946 Campus Dr, The Culinary Institute of America in the Colavita Center, Hyde Park, NY 12538-1430
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 845-871-6608
Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage at Ristorante Caterina de' Medici, a sophisticated dining room overlooking a stunning herb and rose garden, and the Hudson River. Or enjoy wood oven pizza and other simple rustic dishes in the more casual Al Forno Trattoria. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?