Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici Menus

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. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley.

We frequently update our menus so that you may enjoy inspired seasonal offerings and our students can get the most from their education by working with the freshest ingredients available. These menus are a sampling of what you might enjoy.

  • Pasta Dinner Menu

    For just $39 per person, (plus beverages, tax, and student support surcharge), every Friday and Saturday (5–8:30 p.m.) nights, choose from five different pastas—served family style. Menu selections change weekly. This menu is a sampling of what you might enjoy. Gluten-free options are available.

    Family Style Appetizers

    Caterina Caesar Salad
    romaine, arugula, herb croutons, creamy parmesan dressing
    Antipasti Platter
    italian cured meats, cheese, vegetables, olives

    Passed Pastas

    Gnocchi Gratin
    braised beef short ribs, brussels sprouts, robiola due latte
    leek sofrito, smoked pork belly, broccolini, roasted squash velouté
    Fusilli Casarecci
    braised chicken, pecorino, kale, honeynut squash, pickled shallots, chicken jus
    vadouvan spiced cauliflower, shiitake mushrooms, truffle whipped ricotta
    Shrimp Risotto
    preserved lemon, chili, saffron, fennel


    Dark Chocolate Tart
    vanilla sauce, roasted berries, mint
    Please see wine list for selections and specialty cocktails

Groups and Gatherings

We love sharing food with people. If you are bringing a small or large group to the CIA for a culinary adventure, our team can walk you through our menu and private dining room options. Learn more >

Tipping Policy

A key component of the education process at the CIA is learning how to deliver outstanding service. Students at The Culinary Institute of America are not permitted to accept tips, in accordance with IRS regulations and the CIA Student Code of Conduct. We thank you for honoring the “no tipping” policy, and for giving our students the opportunity to serve you. However, we have included a 20% Student Support Surcharge on each check which is returned to our students through scholarships, support of student activities, and the purchase of graduation jackets. Thank you for helping to support the educational mission of the CIA.