Reservations & Hours


Please call us at 845-451-1013 (Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m) or make an online reservation.

Questions? E-mail us at [email protected].

Fall 2018 Hours of Operation

The restaurant will be closed for à la carte lunch reservations from September 28–December 2.

• During this time, please visit Al Forno Trattoria, located inside Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, Monday–Friday, from 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m., with the exception of the holidays listed below.

The restaurant will be closed for à la carte dinner reservations from July 27–December 2.

• However, Saturday Pasta Dinners will continue during this time period, with the exception of the holidays listed below. In addition, Friday Pasta Dinners will be offered September 14–November 16.

Open: Monday through Friday

Al Forno Room: 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Pasta Friday & Saturday Dinners: 5–8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a family-style Caesar salad and antipasto, five gourmet pastas served tableside, and dessert.


Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici and Al Forno Trattoria are closed on weekends and these holidays:

November 21–26, 2018
December 20–31, 2018

Dress Code

There is no dress code for this restaurant.


Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici is located in the Colavita Center for Italian Food at The Culinary Institute of America. 1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499. View directions.

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.

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.