Monday, Monday …

by rdelay on October 20, 2014

Oct 20, 2014

A little bit of rain this morning on the Napa Riverfront Promenade. Not enough to get excited about.

Some Italian  Facts –
Prosciutto Crudo  is dry-cured ham using salt, a process that ensures that the ham can be preserved for several months. And it takes a long time to do: Both the San Daniele and Parma types are dry-cured for at least 13 months.

When you are done wine tasting for the day,  you can cool off on our shaded patio overlooking the Napa River with a refreshing cup of Limone Sorbetto or a cup of Chocolate Gelato.  If that doesn’t do it for you, you can enjoy one one of our Iced Coffees or  Cappuccino or Espresso.

We won Tripadvisor’s  Certificate of Excellence for 2014


Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Grande Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce and Fresh peas.      $9.99     Tax Included

Featured Panini:
CALABRESE – Soppressata (Spicy Italian Salami), Pecorino Cheese, Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce.  Served on Artisan Bread and Grilled to perfection on our Panini grill.      $9.45 Tax Included    


This is our Gelato Catering Bar.

We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.
Today’s Featured Gelato:  Caramel Apple

Monday’s   Flavors:
Caramel Apple
Bosco Swirl
Carmelized Fig
Milky Way
Peach Cobbler
Pumpkin Chip
Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle
Fior Di latte
Nutella Swirl


Clone 169 ( French Bordeaux Cabernet Grape Juice by Beaucanon Vineyards) Not Fermented
Lemon Blackberry
Peach Pineapple
Strawberry Brachetto
  (Strawberry with a little Sweet Brachetto Wine)
Raspberry Mango



Having lunch at ANGELE, THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE, CELADON, FISH STORY or MORIMOTO’s? After your delicious Riverfront lunch, take a walk to Frati and have some gelato or a cappuccino or maybe a little sweet wine. Sit and relax a little in the shade of our patio on the river.

Renting a bike from the famous NAPA VALLEY VELO bike shop this weekend for a little tour of Napa. Stop in at Frati for some light refreshments to re-energize yourself after the ride.
We have traditional Italian  treats for sale:
Torrone   Traditional     $6.50
Baci          $6.50 Gelato To Go for your next Party or Dinner.
1/2 Liter        $15.00
1  Liter           $27.00
5 Liter            $90.00
Napa Valley Residents can sign up for our loyalty program and earn free gelato.



Napa Riverfront Shopping and Dining …

by rdelay on September 27, 2014

If you are coming to Napa to enjoy some world class  wine tasting, you can also enjoy some great upscale shopping on the Napa Riverfront.  Following is a list of some of the superb shops in the Riverfront Complex and they are ALL open:

Scott Lyall   Men’s Shop
Marie Lyall  Shoe’s etc.
Cake Plate Boutique  Women’s Fashions
Danielle Boutique  Women’s Fashion
Helen Lyall  Women’s Fashions
Thomas Bartlett Interiors
Michael Holmes Design
Liken Gallery
Sidestreet Cigar:  Cigars & Men’s Accessories

Restaurants & Cafes:
Frati Gelato Cafe
The Pear
Fish Story

Of course all these great shops are anchored by the Napa Valley Welcome Center.  To make it easy for you,  public parking  is available directly across the street form the Information Center. The volunteers who staff the Center are extremely knowledgeable  and can help you find your way around the Valley or even find some lodging for you.

Explore the Riverfront for good food and good shopping ….





Napa Eagles Cycling Club

September 13, 2014

Napa Eagles Cycling Club Relaxing,  Refueling and Refreshing on our patio by the Napa river.  They just finished a stimulating 25 mile Saturday morning excursion.

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Napa Valley Rocks ! (No Pun Intended). Help us help our neighbors …

September 11, 2014

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014   It’s time to celebrate our community spirit and continued generosity in the wake of the recent earthquake. A coalition of community members, chefs, vintners, and business owners across the valley are planning Napa Valley Rocks!, four fun-filled days intended to raise awareness that downtown Napa is open for business; […]

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“The Affogato”

May 31, 2014

One or two scoops of your favorite gelato in a glass mug. Then drown it with a single or double shot of Espresso. An Italian Classic begging to be devoured ….

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2014 Winner

May 28, 2014

Frati  received Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence. We are a 2104 Winner !  

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New Frati Gelato Panini Today !!

May 3, 2014

Saturday,  May 3.   Buon Giorno, Amici.  An absolutely spectacular day here in Napa. Lots of people out strolling the Napa Riverfront Promenade.   Today we are introducing the Frati Gelato Panini.   Warm on the outside.  Cold on the inside. Sweet all over  …. Today May 3, we are introducing our new Hot Gelato […]

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Winners: Return of the Swallows Contest –

April 14, 2014

The Swallows  were recorded in at 9:14 AM April 10. The Winners of the Return of the Swallows Contest are: Leslie Severe, Margo Treweek, Marissa Holmer, Yvonne Manahan, Thayne Porlier, Thomas Orr, Wendy Bennett, Janice Mathews, Pattie Paris, Nicole Shields.  A bonus first entry gelato is being awarded to Art Morgan for his responsiveness and enthusiasim. […]

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Sandwich or Panini; We got ‘em and we toast ‘em …

February 11, 2014

Tuesday,  February 11. Buon Giorno, Amici. Now looks dry through the weekend. Still could use a little more H2O from the sky. Make your Valentine’s Day plans now. Bring your Sweetheart to Frati on Valentine’s Day. We are offering the “Cena D’Amore” (Supper of Love). Dinner for two: $50 plus tax includes Aperitivo, Burrata Mozzarella […]

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Frati Coffee considered to be best “Break” fluid …

February 10, 2014

Monday,  February 10. Buon Giorno, Amici. Looks like the rain has stopped for a few days. More coming the end of the week.   No Swallows yet …. Make your Valentine’s Day plans now. Bring your Sweetheart to Frati on Valentine’s Day. We are offering the “Cena D’Amore” (Supper of Love). Dinner for two: $50 […]

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