Welcome to Frugatti's
My name is Raffaele Giovanni Fruguglietti (you can call me Ralph) and I’d like to welcome you to Frugatti’s Italian Restaurant and Catering, where we offer the best Italian dining experience and Italian catering services in Bakersfield, California. The first thing I want you to know is that Frugatti’s is all about family. My wife and children work here, and from our family to yours, we wish you one of life’s greatest pleasures: to sit with friends and loved ones around a table, enjoying good food, good wine and laughter.
With the help of our dedicated staff, we want to offer the best Italian dining experience in Bakersfield and I’m lucky enough to know what a real Italian dining experience should be! Growing up in Grumento Nova, Italy, I remember going with my mother to the local baker’s shop on weekends to use his wood-burning oven to bake our bread and pizza. “Nonni,” as my kids called my mom, was an incredible cook and to this day, her pizza remains the best I’ve ever tasted. She instilled in me a love of Southern Italian cooking that became the inspiration for Frugatti’s.
Doing it “Nonni’s way” meant finding authentic equipment and the highest quality ingredients. We started by importing a wood-burning oven from Milan, Italy, like the one my family used in our basement back in Grumento Nova. We found fresh packed tomatoes from the Cortopassi family in Modesto, Ca. – one of the most expensive tomatoes on the market but also the best. Our cold pressed extra virgin olive oil comes from the Verni Olive Oil Company, established in 1923 in the small Italian village of Sannicandro Di Bari, then brought to Clovis Ca. in 1980 by second generation grower Saverio Verni, and still made the same way their family made it in Italy. We proudly feature Certified Angus Beef brand, hand selected for flavor and quality, aged to perfection…the most juicy and tender steak available.
You can see Nonni and other family members in the pictures on the walls and in our menu.
We like to keep it authentic around here. As we say about our restaurant: Real Italian, By Real Italians.
Salute & Buon Appetito!