Sunday’s Delights …

by rdelay on March 1, 2015

Mar. 1, 2015.  

Sign up for the “Frati Return of the Swallows Contest“.  Guess which Month, Day, Hour, Minute and Second the Swallows will return to the Napa Third Street bridge. Ten closest guesses to the correct time win a Large Gelato.  Send your submissions to INFO@FRATIGELATOCAFE.COM


Some Italian Food Facts:
 Traditionally, olives are first picked on the 1st of November. This date is All Saints’ Day – il giorno d’ Ognissanti  in Italian.
The period of their harvest lasts until mid-December.
To make olive oil, the olives are pressed.  The oil produced from the first pressing is considered the best, with the strongest flavour.  It is called ‘Extra Virgin’ – meaning that it is the purest form of the oil.

More facts tomorrow …


Super Day for the Napa Valley Marathon.  Hope you all “THRIVE” through this test of endurance. Good Luck !!

Day Light Savings Time is only a little  a week away.

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 …


Featured Dessert:
Frati “Fratini” – Warm Liquid Chocolate layered with a little Tokaji or Port Sweet Wine and a spot of Whipped Cream. Perfect sweet dessert for the Sweetheart in your life.
White Chocolate Fratini 1

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



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

Chocolate La Bomba best

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:
Cheese Tortellini with Tomato Sauce & Fresh Peas topped with Smoked Mozzarella.  $9.99  Tax Included   Like lunching along Spiaggia Grande Beach in Sorrento, Italy and enjoying not only the food and wine but also the beautiful shore line of  the Spiaggia Grande
3 CheeseTortellini with Fresh Peas & Smoked Mozzarella


Today’s Featured Panini:
SPECK- Lightly Smoked Prosciutto, Fresh Mozzarella and Basil pesto Sauce . Grilled and served with a little side salad.                $9.45 Tax IncludedSpeck


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


Today’s Featured Gelato Flavor: Mint Oreo CookieMint Oreo


Sunday’s Flavors:

Mint Oreo Cookie
Peanut Butter Swirl
Madagascar Vanilla
Nutella Swirl
Sweet Orange
Pumpkin Pie
Chestnut Ricotta
Sunflower Seed  Butter
Belgian Chocolate


Lemon Blackberry
Strawberry Pineapple
Peach Mango
Raspberry 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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