About Frati Gelato Cafe:  More than gelato ..
The cafe in European culture has always been more than just a place to eat and drink. The cafe is where people from all walks of life, whether they are artists and writers, or business people and politicians, can come and interact freely.  Cafes are social hubs, places for discussion, thought, relaxation, and time with friends.  People can laugh, share stories, share ideas, and debate in a casual atmosphere that is comfortable and stress free. Because of this, cafes are bustling with activity and there is a sense that everyone belongs.  Great ideas and dialogue go hand in hand with great food and wine.  We find inspiration in the aliments (ingredients) that nourish our bodies and our minds.  The cafes of Europe have spawned many a great idea and many a great meal.  We hope that Frati follows in the same tradition.

We are a classic Italian Cafe serving simple enjoyable, quality foods. At Frati you can enjoy panini or sandwiches, espresso drinks, coffee, Italian pastries, a daily special, wine, beer and soft drinks. Our panini are made with the finest Italian meats and cheeses. Whether you call it a panini or sandwich, we got ’em and we grill ’em.    

We also serve one of the finest gelatos in the Napa Valley.

 Frati Gelato is a low-fat, low-cholesterol, & low-sodium delicacy and our Frati Sorbetto is lactose- free, fat-free & has less than 100 calories. Frati Gelato is a true jewel of the Mediterranean diet.

We, at Frati Gelato are quality obsessed, and understand the precise science and deeply rooted tradition of this 16th century Italian delicacy that is still in its infancy in the American marketplace. Our mission is to provide our customers with a true taste of Italy, and more importantly, a timeless tradition.

At Frati Gelato we are committed to marketplace education and to eliminating the mainstream misconceptions of what authentic Italian Gelato really is. The most effective way to educate our customers is to offer them the highest quality artisan product, made by a Master Gelato Maker who not only is educated in culinary science, but who has lived the Italian tradition every day of his life. Dr. LuPriore considers Frati Gelato a “living product” that must be mastered and produced correctly in the most specific conditions. It is his dream to continue to introduce this product to America with perfection.

Who are we ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO-9tguXdLc      Video

http://epicuretraveler.blogspot.com/2012/09/italian-charm-and-authentic-gelato.html     Slide Show

http://slowlivingradio.blogspot.com/2012/09/sweet-duets-gelato-and-dessert-wines.html   Radio Broadcast

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It was born that way !!

Nutritional comparison done by Elizabeth Higgins, Registered Dietitian. Assumes a 3.5oz serving size of vanilla


Frati Gelato

Ice Cream


158 236


4.8g 4.4g


4.5g 15.5g

Trans Fat

0.0g 0.5g