Monday, Monday …

by rdelay on April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015
Dirty BatteryPublic Service Message:

Sugary drinks aren’t allowed in all households these days, but even the most health-conscious of folks can find a few reasons to keep a can of Coke around the house. Did you know Coke could help you do the dishes? How about cleaning your laundry with cola? Would you try Coke to clean your car battery? These are only a few alternative uses for Coca-Cola.  If you need more excuses to stock this classic soda in your home, read on!

#2. Coke can be used to clean car battery terminals; the slight acidity does not react with battery acid so you can pour it over the battery and let it wash away corrosion. Coke also can be used to defrost a frozen windshield, and a liberal amount of cola poured over the windshield and bumper can help remove bugs and road debris (always rinse with plain water to avoid damaging the car’s paint job.)  And the best part ….  it is still ok to put in your stomach (:


  Are you having dinner at one of Napa’s great downtown restaurants?  If so, you should also plan on taking a little stroll (Passeggiata) after dinner to Frati Cafe on the Riverfront for one of our great desserts …


 Sweet Wine Float
2 Scoops of your favorite flavor gelato
Drowned in Prosecco or Brachetto Sparkling Sweet Wine

Sweet Wine Float cropped


Treat yourself to a Frati Affogato – one or two scoops of gelato in a glass mug drowned with a shot or two of  Italian roast espresso. The only place in Napa where you can get a sugar high and caffeine high  at the same time ..



Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Tuscan Kale & Bean Soup with Bruschetta.   That’s Amore  !   $9.99 Tax Included.

Tuscan Kale and Bean Soup


Today’s Featured Panino:
CAPRESE –  Classic Italian Flavor – Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pesto on  Artisan bread and toasted to perfection on our panini grill.  Served with a little side salad.  $8.95 Tax Included

  We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Cookie & Cream (Oreo Cookies)
Cookies & Cream


Monday’s Flavors:
Cookies & Cream
Molasses & Walnut
Toasted Almond
Fior Di Latte
Peanut Butter
Belgium Chocolate
Snaps & Honey (Ginger Snaps and Honey)
Caramelized Fig
Sweet Orange
Animal Cookie


Strawberry Pineapple
Lemon Blackberry
Raspberry Mango
Orange Grapefruit


Having lunch at CELADON, THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE,  MORIMOTO’s, ANGELE  or anywhere in Downtown Napa? After your delicious Napa lunch or dinner, take a walk to Frati and have some gelato or a cappuccino or maybe a little sweet wine or a cannoli.  Sit and relax a little in the comfort of a classic Italian Cafe.


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.

Napa Valley Residents can sign up for our loyalty program and earn free gelato.


Dr Gelato’s Dessert Special

by rdelay on December 12, 2014

The Doc is making Gelato Stuffed Panettone on request.

He Slices a Panettone.  Layers it with Frati Gelato .  Covers it in a Limoncello Glaze and freezes it.

The Taste is superb and will have you and your guests singing Volare before you finish it.

It must be ordered three days in advance  and is Priced at $48.00.




Napa Riverfront Shopping and Dining …

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: Shops: Scott Lyall   Men’s Shop Marie Lyall  Shoe’s etc. Cake Plate Boutique  Women’s Fashions Danielle […]

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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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“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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