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Ristorante Caterina de' Medici

1946 Campus Drive, The Culinary Institute of America in the Colavita Center, Hyde Park, NY 12538
+1 845-871-6608
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Ranked #10 of 42 Restaurants in Hyde Park
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: 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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Troy, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

I was disappointed, expected more. The food is good, don't get me wrong but not exceptional in any way at all. I wish I had ordered traditional Italian dishes as the friends I was with who ordered traditional food really enjoyed. The arugula salad had a dressing with very peculiar almost chemical aftertaste, which mellowed into exceptional but the in... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoy dining at Caterina very much. The food and service are always excellent, as is everything at the CIA.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We're reputed to be discriminating diners and Italian food devotees. Our experience for lunch in September was in every way excellent, and the total opposite of the "disappointed" reviews. Perhaps they were looking for simple Olive Garden-type fare, rather than the eclectic and somewhat out-of-the-ordinary, but not outrageously so, palate-pleasing treatments from salads to appetizers to entrees. The servers were... More 

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New York City, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Culinary Institute of America boasts several restaurants. DeMedici is the Italian themed restaurant, sponsored by the Colavita company. The building is beautiful: a Tuscan style villa amid formal gardens. It is a treat for the eyes in every way, inside and out. The menu, however, does not live up to the surroundings. We looked forward to a special occasion... More 

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Succasunna, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

After hearing so much about the CIA, we were so disappointed in our visit. We traveled for 2 hours and left hungry and frustrated. The menu selections were poor and lacked flavor and variety. The emphasis was on the unusual and the menu did not include a variety of delicious Italian offerings. The radicchio salad was awful and the tiramisu... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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279 reviews 279 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After taking the tour of the CIA and hearing about the chef training program we were looking forward to dinning in what is the students final class assignment before graduating. How there can be so many great CIA trained chefs and tonights terrible meal and terrible service experience just don't reconcile. The tour of the school was excellent, but I... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We have had fantastic meals and not so good meals at the Culinary Restaurants. Unfortunately, this was one of those not so good meal experiences. The host was excellent when seating us but the waitress left a lot to be desired. The waitress was very difficult to hear and they did not mention the Hudson Valley Restaurant week menu. The... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

In the same building as the Ristorante Caterina de'Medici there is the no reservation necessary (but be prepared for a wait!) restaurant called Il Forno. We had the Arugula with sliced pears w/Grana Padano cheese and lemon vinaigrette and also the Proscuitto with mozzarella toasted foccacia, olives, chutney (like an India relish) and pepperoncini. We were also served an Italian... More 

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This Italian restaurant is part of the Culinary Institute of America and worth the visit. The food is prepared by the students and also served by students. Although my server nervous, he did a wonderful job. A must visit if in the area.

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Mount Sinai, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Six of us enjoyed dinner here & all liked the food. Outstanding items were Berkshire roast pork, seared radicchio, & chocolate cake with pear & blueberry. Whichever students were cooking in the kitchen did an outstanding job. Service was less stellar. Though friendly, wait staff was not as attentive as one might like. Still, they are students, and on a... More 

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Additional Information about Ristorante Caterina de' Medici

Address: 1946 Campus Drive, The Culinary Institute of America in the Colavita Center, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Phone Number: +1 845-871-6608
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Hyde Park
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 pm  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

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