Monday, Monday …

by rdelay on September 1, 2014

Sept 1, 2014.

Napa is up and running. Lot’s of tourists here enjoying the great weather, wine and food of the Napa Valley. It is the season of the “The Crush” when the whole valley begins to take on the wonderful aroma of grapes being crushed for the beginning of the wine making process.  If you are looking for a Cafe with Superb Gelato, Panini (Italian Deli Sandwiches), Pasta or Espresso? Maybe a little Wine,  Iced Tea or Cannoli.  We got ‘em … 

Science explains it:  Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

If you are coming to Napa to enjoy some world class  wine tasting, you can also enjoy some  great 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.  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.

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 Limoncello Sorbetto or a cup of Espresso Gelato.  If that doesn’t do it for you, you can enjoy one one of our Iced Coffees or an Iced Tea.

Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Cheese & Walnut Ravioli  with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce  $9.99  Tax Included 

Featured Panini:
ALBA - Cooked Prosciutto, Pecorino Cheese and Black Truffle Sandwich Spread.  Served on Artisan   Breadh  and toasted to perfection on our Panini Grill   $10.25  Tax Included

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

Today’s Featured Gelato: Mint Oreo Cookie

Monday’s  Flavors:
Mint Oreo Cookie
Fior Di latte
Chocolate Pecan
Panna Cotta
Lemon Cookie & Fudge
Wild Blueberry
Rum Raisin
Strawberry Snickerdoodle

Pluot (Hybrid Plum/Apricot Fruit)
Peach Mango
Frutti Di Bosco
Strawberry Banana

Having lunch or dinner at  THE PEAR, THE GENERAL STORE, CELADON, FISH STORY, ANGELE  or MORIMOTO’s? After your delicious Riverfront lunch (or dinner), take a stroll 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 the Napa Valley. After your ride you can stop in at Frati for a little refreshment to reenergize those aching muscles.  Try one of our Sorbets. They are very refreshing and have zero fat content.

We have the Classic Italian  treats for sale:

Torrone-  Traditional     $6.50
Baci –         $6.50

Gelato To Go for anytime you want something delicious.

1/2 Liter        $15.00
1  Liter           $27.00
5 Liter            $90.00



“The Affogato”

by rdelay on May 31, 2014

AffogatoOne 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 ….


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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Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday Night, it’s Bruschette Night

December 27, 2013

Buon Giorno, Amici.      Bruschetta is an age-old snack with origins in 15th-century Italy. With a base of grilled Italian bread rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, a bruschetta can be stacked with pretty much anything delicious. Chopped tomatoes are the international favorite, but roasted vegetables, cured meats, fresh herbs and cheese […]

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Frati Napa. An impartial view …

October 3, 2013

Check it out !!  

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