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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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Ramsey, New Jersey
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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230 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Sharkhunter2010
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Maybe I was expecting too much, but the meal was just average. The service was terrible. Yes, we were a group of 40, but when it takes forever to get a cup of tea or coffee it was a little much. I understand that they brew their coffee one pot at a time, but I would think that with a... More 

Thank Nancy W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

I went to Il Fortuno, the pizzeria in the Caterina De Medici restaurant which is off the main dining room for my birthday and I was a little disappointed. The pizza was not as good as it usually is as the toppings were sloppily put on and it could have been baked more and it needed more sausage. The pressed... More 

Thank Justin W
Somerset, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is a perfect match to the menu. The risotto is an absolute must have. The student chefs are quite amazing, making this experience memorable.

Thank Lee L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

After reading mixed reviews, including some very critical ones, I was trepidatious about dining at Caterina. I'm very pleased to report that today my friend and I were rewarded with a thoroughly wonderful lunch experience. The architecture, decor and atmosphere make this a very lovely and captivating setting. The service by our waitress Cat was impeccable. The menu offered numerous... More 

Thank Charlette M
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I had high hopes for a special dinner for the two of us. Left feeling vaguely disappointed. Bread was just ok, plain olive oil was on the table in a jar. Entree of flounder, mussels and lentils was an odd combination of too-salted lentils and bland flounder. Husband liked the pork dish, but said parts of it were fatty. The... 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?