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Frati Gelato Cafe

#2 of 16 Dessert in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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670 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
+1 707-265-0265
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Napa, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Master Gelato-maker & Italian Chef Tony also known as Dr.Anthony LuPriore is the secret! Tony, a retired Vascular Surgeon, and an Italian food critic, trained as Master Gelato maker in Italy. Fortunately for Napa, He decided to return to USA & retire in Napa and open this wonderful gem with his brother-in-law Ron. He always has freshly made selection of... More 

Thank Rpfromnapa
Napa, California
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I consider Frati to serve the best gelato I've had outside Italy. Truly delicious and creative flavors that change with the seasons and the whims of their Gelato Master/Proprietor. As if that wasn't draw enough, he takes his coffee and espresso very seriously. A perfect cup every time. They also have amazing food, today's special was Cheese Tortellini with Umbrian... More 

Thank napasyrah
San Jose, California
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286 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a small shop, with good gelato and coffee. Didn't try the rest of the food offered. Gelato was good - decent spread for choices, coffee is tasty too. On a good day, sit outside with friends or with a good book, and watch the river go by - maybe you may catch the hummingbirds drinking out of their... More 

Thank greenham01
Los Angeles, California
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459 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The animal cookies gelato was really delicious! The gelato here was good but nothing mind blowing. The service was great. Nice little stop.

Thank itsxjackie
Roseville, California
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250 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

One of the only spots in the US for authentic artisan gelato. They also serve Illy coffee and great sandwiches.

Thank Anne G
Napa, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great menu - coffees, gelatos, treats. Helpful and considerate staff. Service is a bit slow on busy occasions, but worth the wait. Nice river view, separated outdoor seating. The gelato is just like those you find in Italy. The brothers imported their family's glato maker, still use imported and top quality ingredients - and it shows.

Thank Alan A
New Hampshire
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My friend and I had the gelato at Frati Gélatine a couple of times over the past month or so. I enjoyed some of the flavore much more than others. My two favorite (of these I tried) were pumpkin and coffee. I also tasted my friend's cherry, which was also very good. They do let you sample a couple or... More 

Thank irawine
Napa, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great place for gelato and right on the river! If you're in the mood for gelato or coffee, this is a great place to go and convenient.

Thank Lynne F
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The staff is so nice at this establishment. They were so kind in letting us try the different flavors while we tried to decide. Even 1 scoop is a large serving and the flavors are very fresh. The entrance to this cafe is also next to the waterfront so it is a good place to walk around while eating.

Thank Georgia P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Called here for lunch on arrival in Napa for a one night stay. Top class food and lovely friendly service

Thank Sally R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 670 Main St, Napa, CA 94559-3317
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Napa
  • Phone Number: +1 707-265-0265
Classic Italian Cafe serving Panini, Espresso Drinks, Italian Pastries, Sweet Wines, Dry Wines, Birra, Daily Special (Soup to Pasta), Bruschette every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Also serve an outstanding handmade gelato made in the traditional style.

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