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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
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 13:00
18:00 - 20:30
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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224 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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
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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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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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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 

Thank Boomwriter
Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We could not decide on a wine. Our server offered us samples from the 'by the glass' offerings. We sampled at least 4 wines before making our choice. The salad, the risotto and duck were superb. The sole, with a beautiful presentation, was only over done. Meals here are well worth the visit.

Thank SMJ48
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. I started with the black kale salad. It had nicely balanced flavors. My entree was the Pork Scalloppine. It was cooked to perfection and seasoned nicely. For dessert, I had the Nutella Banana Bread Pudding.

Thank jpm1108
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had lunch at Ristorante Caterina de' Medici which is the Italian themed restaurant at CIA. It was our first visit to CIA and it turned out to be a disappointment. We had each four courses that proved to be quite ordinary and we each had a glass of wine. Each course was individually priced and we felt the meal... 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
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, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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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