Monday, Monday …

by rdelay on July 6, 2015

July 06, 2015

                                                                          The Upside:
Getting Older


 Do the Passeggiata in Napa …

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

 Frati Cappuccino

  Just good Italian Roast Coffee for Coffee Connoisseurs

Frati Capuccino

Frati Affogato
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 Very Special plate of the Day:
Cantaloupe & Parma Prosciutto with a Caprese Salad.  A Lite & Delicious summer lunch.  Just like you were dining on the shores of Positano, Italy with the warm breezes of the Mediterranean washing over you.        12.95 Tax Included

Today’s Featured Panino:
PARMA – Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella Cheese and Basil Pesto on artisan bread and toasted to perfection on our panini grill.  Served with a little side salad.   $9.45 Tax Included.


oday’s Full Panini List:

Caprese –
Fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes and Basil Pesto


Tacchino –
Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Sweet Bellwether Farms Cheese
Spread and a little Calabrian Spice


Longobucco –
Prosciutto Cotto, Provolone and Sweet Roasted Red Peppers


Calabrese –
Soppressata, Arugula, Provolone and Sun-dried Tomato pesto


FontinaToast –
Toasted Ciabatta Bread with  Fontina Cheese and
Pancetta (Cooked Italian Bacon, thinly sliced)


Mild Italian Salami with Pistacchio & Garlic, Mild Pecorino Cheese, Lettuce and Whole Grain Mustard.


Italian Tuna (no mayo), Lettuce and Marinated Artichoke Hearts


Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil Pesto.

We use  Clover-Stornetta Organic Whole Milk to make our gelato.
Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Irish Cream (Think Bailey’s)
Irish Cream


Monday’s  Flavors:
Irish Cream
Apple Crumb Pie (Just for you Art (:)
Bosco Swirl
Fior Di Latte
Peanut Butter Swirl
Snaps & Honey
Fudge Brownie
Ginger Pear
Wild Blueberry


Nectarine Strawberry
Strawberry Pineapple
Strawberry Brachetto ( with a little Red Sparkling wine)
Blood Orange
Frutti Di Bosco



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

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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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“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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The “La Bomba”

February 1, 2014

La Bomba. Treat your sweetheart to the La Bomba.  Personal Sweet Chocolate Bundt Cake topped with you favorite gelato flavor and whipped cream.

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