A little foggy on the Riverfront Promenade this morning. But that is not stopping the shore birds on the Napa River from scrounging for breakfast. Lots of dog walkers on the Promenade this AM.  It is going to be in the 70’s here today. Perfect weather for gelato and a little wine tasting.

Life with our Grandchildren …
I was driving my 5-year-old grandson home, I spotted a lady crossing the street with her dog. “Matthew,” I said, “Look at the cute little French poodle over there.”  He replied, “PePa, how do you know he’s French?”… You gotta Love ‘em …

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 (Passeggiata) after dinner to Frati Cafe on the Riverfront for one of our great desserts …

Featured Dessert:
     AFFOGATO – one or two scoops of gelato in a glass mug and drowned with a single or double shot of espresso.  Double the pleasure   ….. 

Affogato

 

 We have Frati La Bomba.  Homemade Chocolate or Lemon Polenta Bundt Cake Topped with your favorite Gelato and Whipped Cream…

Chocolate La Bomba best

We serve Italian Roast Espresso drinks.  Some say “It’s the best ‘Break” Fluid in the Valley”. We also have Homemade Belgian Hot Chocolate …
Cappuccino 2

 

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

 

Today’s Featured Panini :
PARMA – Prosciutto, Mozzarella Cheese and Basil Pesto on Della Fattoria Artisan Bread.  Toasted to perfection on our Panini Grill.  Served with a little side salad $9.45
Parma

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

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Fior Di Latte (Sweet Milk)
Fior di Latte

Sunday’s  Flavors:
Fior Di latte
Stracciatella
Animal Cookies
Mocha
Lemon Curd & Blueberry
Nocciola (Hazelnut)
Sweet Orange
Amaretto
Amarena
Peach Cobbler
Frate
Belgian Chocolate

SORBETTI:
Limoncello
Strawberry
Raspberry Mango
Limone
Peach Mango
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.  Earth , Wind and Fire

 
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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Saturday’s Sweets Jan. 24, 2015.

by rdelay on January 24, 2015

What a beautiful Saturday here in Napa.  The Riverfront Promenade is loaded with morning walkers enjoying the fresh air and the birds on the river. It is so clear you can see all the way to the east bank of the Napa River.   It is going to be in the 70’s here today. Perfect weather for gelato and a little wine tasting.

Life with our Grandchildren …
I was playing tic-tac-toe with my granddaughter, Tessa, who kept missing obvious chances to get three in a row.  After several draws, Tessa confessed, “I was trying to let you win PePa.” I was about to praise her for her thoughtfulness when she added, “Because your old.” … You gotta Love ‘em …

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

 

 Dr. Gelato’s Plate of the Day:
Tuscan Kale & Bean Soup  $7.99 Tax Included
Tuscan Kale and Bean Soup

Today’s Featured Panini :
Tacchino – Turkey, Lettuce, Tomato, Bellwether Farms Sweet Cheese Spread and a little Calabrian Spice on Focaccia Bread. Toasted to perfection on our Panini Grill.  Served with a little side salad $8.95
Tacchino

 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 (Passeggiata) after dinner to Frati Cafe on the Riverfront for one of our great desserts … 

Featured Dessert:
     AFFOGATO – one or two scoops of gelato in a glass mug and drowned with a single or double shot of espresso.  Double the pleasure   ….. 

Affogato

 

 

 

We have Frati La Bomba.  Homemade Chocolate or Lemon Polenta Bundt Cake Topped with your favorite Gelato and Whipped Cream…
Chocolate La Bomba best

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

Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Nocciola (Hazelnut)
Nocciola

 

Saturday’s  Flavors:
Nocciola (Hazelnut)
Mint Oreo
Sweet Orange
Amaretto
Butterscotch
Amarena
Zabaglione
Ginger Snaps & Honey
Peach Cobbler
Molasses & Walnuts
Frate
Belgian Chocolate

SORBETTI:
Limoncello
Strawberry
Raspberry Mango
Limone
Peach Mango
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.  Earth , Wind and Fire

 
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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Dr Gelato’s Dessert Special

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 […]

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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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