Dec. 20, 2014
   Dec. 20, On this day in 1957, while spending the Christmas holidays at Graceland, his newly purchased Tennessee mansion, rock-and-roll star Elvis Presley receives his draft notice for the United States Army.  

   Is it going to rain today ??  I’m betting on  a little Sunshine today. Who sang “Sunshine on a Rainy Day” ??

    The decorations on the Riverfront make a perfect Christmas Photo Op. Come on down. Bring your camera. Stop in for a hot chocolate or cappuccino while you are here. 

 Finished Christmas tree 2014

We have hot chocolate made in house with Belgian cocoa. We also have Italian roast hot coffee & espresso drinks. Will warm you up and rev your engine on a chilly day.

Hot Chocolate


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

Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
     Grande Cheese Ravioli with Arugula Pesto Sauce   $ 12.95 Tax Included

 Feature d Panini:
     AFFUMICATO – Smoked Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce.  Served on Sciambra^Passini Artisan  Bread and toasted to perfection on our panini grill.   Just like lunching in Orvieto, Italy.    $9.45  Tax Included

Featured Dessert:
     La Bomba- Warm Chocolate or Lemon Bundt Cake topped with a your favorite flavor of gelato and capped with a little whipped  cream ….  Delizioso !!

 La Bomba Lemon Polenta Cake




We have Panettone. Original with candied fruit or Sicilian almond.    

          Pickup one or two for the holidays.  $19.50
Frati Panettone

WE have Torrone for your Holiday Pleasure

Frati Torrone


Can’t decide what to get Grandpa or Grandma for Christmas or maybe you need something for your Teacher?  Give them a Frati Gift Card….    makes a great stocking stuffer also ...

Gift Card Picture


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

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor:  Toasted Almond
Saturday’s  Flavors:
Toasted Almond
Modena  (Reduced Balsamic Vinegar & Semi-Sweet Ghiralelli Chocolate Chips)
Animal Cookies
Lemon Zinger
Fudge Brownie
Belgian Chocolate
Raspberry & White Chocolate Truffle
Sweet Orange
Pumpkin Pie

Peach mango
Blood Orange
Frutti Di Bosco



Having lunch at CELADON, THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE,  FISH STORY,  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 Christmas Special

by rdelay on December 12, 2014

The Doc is making Stuffed Panettone for Christmas.

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 singing Jingle Bells all season long.

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


Buon Natale !!


Look who is coming to town …. Saturday Dec 13.

December 5, 2014

Santa will be on the Napa Riverfront  in the BIG Chair December 13 th                                                            12:30 to 3:30 PM.   We have hot chocolate made in house with […]

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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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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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