Tuesday’s Temptations …

by rdelay on September 16, 2014

Sept 16, 2014.

Our Hummingbird feeders are getting emptied 2-3 times a day. There are at least 5 or 6 Hummers that visit or feeding stations regularly. Come on down and watch them vie for their position on the feeding line. 

Napa Valley Rocks! weekend for quake relief

From Thursday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 28, Napa Valley will celebrate its community spirit and continued generosity in the wake of the recent earthquake. Four fun-filled days to “sip, savor, shop, shake & support” the many Napa Valley residents and businesses affected by the Aug. 24 earthquake. So come to Napa and support the effort to help those who need a helping hand and have a good time doing it..

Change Up! Human Body Facts -     Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

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.  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 Tortellini with Bechamel Sauce   $9.99 Tax Included

Featured Panini:
SPECK – Smoked Prosciutto, Soft Crescenza Cheese and Basil pesto. Served on Artisan Bread and toasted to perfection on our Panini Grill.   $9.45  Tax included.

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

Today’s Featured Gelato flavor: Pomegranate Swirl

Tuesday’s   Flavors:
Pomegranate Swirl
Cookies & Cream
Panna Cotta
Peach Cobbler
Animal Cookie
Fresh Cherry & Almond
Nocciola  (Hazelnut)
Chocolate (Belgium Chocolate)
Fior Di latte (Sweet Milk)


Blood Orange
Frutti Di Bosco
Strawberry Mango
Lemon Blackberry


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


Napa Eagles Cycling Club

by rdelay on September 13, 2014

Napa Eagles cycling clubNapa Eagles Cycling Club Relaxing,  Refueling and Refreshing on our patio by the Napa river.  They just finished a stimulating 25 mile Saturday morning excursion.


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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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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