Reservations & Hours

Our students’ education is at the core of everything we do at The Culinary Institute of America. To ensure they have the best educational experience possible, periodically, we must adjust our restaurants’ opening hours.

This semester, Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici is closed for lunch through January 27, 2020, and dinner through January 6, 2020.

Al Forno Trattoria is closed through January 6, 2020.

Rest assured, you can still get your pasta fix! Join us for Friday and Saturday Night Pasta Dinners, from 5–8:30 p.m. Choose from five different pastas, served family style. Menu selections change weekly (see sample menu below), and gluten-free choices are available.


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].

Hours of Operation:

Open: Friday and Saturday
Dinner: 5–8:30 p.m.


Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici is closed on Sunday–Thursday and major holidays. Please see our additional list of closings below:

December 20, 2019–January 4, 2020
January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020
February 1, 2020

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.