Saturday’s Solace … Gnocchi Today !!

by rdelay on March 28, 2015


We have Colomba for Easter  !!

Come on in and pick one up for the holiday.

Recipe photo

Colomba di Pasqua is a traditional Italian Easter yeast bread.  It is shaped like a dove (colomba in Italian), the symbol of peace and resurrection. Soft and fragrant, colomba is rich with butter and eggs, and filled with raisins and candied orange peel. Topping it off is a baked-on almond icing that is applied before baking, giving it a sweet, crisp crust. The bread dough starts with a sponge that must rest overnight and then the dough requires two rising times. Traditional colombas are baked in dove-shaped paper molds. These molds can be difficult to find, in which case the dough may be baked in loaf pans or a dove-shaped cake pan.  Colomba is a wonderful aditionto an Easter brunch or an appropriate finish to Easter dinner.       $18.00


  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 …


We have Italian Vigneri Dark Chocolate Easter Eggs . They come with a Surprise inside. Get one for a loved one for Easter.   $10.50

Vigneri Dark Chocolate

We have “all natural” Niagara Chocolate Easter Rabbits for Easter.  $5.50
Niagra solid-chocolate-easter-bunny-foil-wrapped 3 oz

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

Sweet Wine Float cropped

We serve Italian Roast Espresso drinks.  Some say “It’s the best ‘Break” Fluid in the Valley”. We also have Homemade Belgian Hot Chocolate …

Frati Illy Cappuccino cropped


 Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Potato & Cheese Gnocchi with Umbrian Black Truffle Sauce and Fresh Asparagus.  $10.99 Tax Included



 Today’s Featured Panini:
Fontina Toast – Fontina Cheese and Italian Bacon. Served on artisan bread and toasted on our panini grill. served with a little side salad.  $7.50 Tax Included





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

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Panna Cotta (Caramel)
Panna Cotta

Saturday  Flavors:
Panna Cotta
Strawberry Swirl
Maple Walnut
Zabaglione (Italian Eggnog with Sweet Marsala Wine)
After 8 (Mint flavored chocolate)
White Chocolate Pearl
Fior Di Latte (Sweet Milk Flavor)
Snickerdoodle Cookie
Animal Cookie
Belgian Chocolate

Lemon Blackberry
Strawberry Pineapple
Strawberry Melon
Peach Mango


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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