Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici will be closed for summer break from July 27–August 20. We reopen August 21.

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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.


  • Lunch Menu

    Our menu changes frequently and seasonally. This menu is a sampling of what you might enjoy. This menu is only available Monday–Friday.

    Summer Special
    Three Course Prix Fixe Lunch $20.19

    July 3–26
    (beverage, student support surcharge, and tax additional)
     

    Appetizer

    *Prosciutto di Parma
    seasonal melon, arugula
     
    Mixed Green Salad
    sky farm baby greens, oregano vinaigrette
     
    Watermelon Salad
    goat cheese, black pepper, mint, olive oil
     
    Tomato & Mozzarella
    mozzarella, heirloom tomato, basil, olive oil
     
    Arancini
    saffron risotto croquettes
     
    Bread Soup
    tuscan tomato, basil, ciabatta
     

    Main Course

    Pork Cutlet Milanese
    lightly breaded, bread salad, greens, mozzarella, tomato
     
    Roasted Chicken
    peperonata, croutons
     
    *American Wagyu Beef
    grilled petite tender (teres major), fries, salsa verde
     
    Trofie Pasta
    basil pesto, string beans, potatoes
     
    Market Fish
    tomato, olives, capers, polenta
     
    Tortelli
    meat filling, bolognese sauce
     
    Rigatoni Amatriciana
    pork guanciale, spicy tomato
     
    Summer Vegetables
    pepper stew, polenta, string beans, risotto croquette
     
    Pasta Trio
    trofie, rigatoni Amatriciana, Tortelli
     

    Dessert

    Warm Chocolate Lava Cake
    vanilla gelato
     
    Tiramisù
    lady fingers, espresso, mascarpone cream
     
    Biscotti
     
    Panna Cotta
    vin cotto, seasonal fruit, almond brittle
     
    Gelati or Sorbetti
    selection of 3
     
    Affogato
    vanilla gelato, espresso
     
    Items marked with the * are served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked animal products may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server if you have an allergy so that we may accommodate your requests.

  • Dinner Menu

    Our menu changes frequently and seasonally. This menu is a sampling of what you might enjoy. This menu is only available Monday–Friday.

    Summer Special
    Three Course Prix Fixe Dinner $33.00

    July 26–September 5
    (beverage, student support surcharge, and tax additional)
     

    Appetizers

    Salumi*
    assorted cured meats, house pickles
     
    Panzanella
    cucumber, watermelon, tomato vinaigrette
     
    Cream of Corn Soup
    lobster, fines herbs
     
    Scarpinocc
    peas, ricotta, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, pecorino
     
    Burrata Caprese
    tomatoes, basil, balsamico, evoo
     
    Grandma’s Meatballs
    sugo di pomodoro, caramelized onion, parmesan
     
    Trenette Pasta
    basil pesto, haricots verts, potatoes
     
    Risotto
    asparagus, peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, spring onions
     

    Main Course

    Fennel-Crusted Halibut
    asparagus, tomatoes, capers
     
    Roasted Chicken
    mashed potatoes, artichokes, chicken jus, cynar gastrique
     
    American Wagyu Teres Major
    caponata, basil pesto, crispy onions
     
    Eggplant
    pomodoro, roasted peppers, spinach, black garlic, olive tapenade
     

    Sides

    Asparagus alla Milanese 5
     
    Smashed Potatoes 5
     
    Caponata 5
     

    Dessert

    Chocolate Budino
    peanut butter cookie, crème Chantilly
     
    Tiramisù
    lady fingers, coffee, mascarpone cream
     
    Affogato
    vanilla gelato, espresso
     
    Lemon Lava Cake
    mixed berries
     
    Sorbetti
    selection of 3 sorbetti
     
    Gelati
    selection of 3 gelati
     
    Items marked with the * are served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked animal products may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Not all ingredients are listed on the menu. Please inform your server if you have an allergy so that we may accommodate your requests.

  • Wines and Beverages
  • Pasta Dinner Menu

    For just $39 per person, (plus beverages, tax, and student support surcharge), every 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
     
    Orecchiete
    leek sofrito, smoked pork belly, broccolini, roasted squash volute
     
    Fusilli Casarecci
    braised chicken, Pecorino, kale, honeynut squash, pickled shallots, chicken jus
     
    Cavatelli
    tri-colored carrots, cippolini onion, Vadouvan cream, carrot top gremolata
     
    Risotto Nero
    calamari, preserved lemon, chili, saffron
     

    Dessert

    Warm Dark Chocolate Cake
    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.