My name is Raffaele Giovanni Fruguglietti (you can call me Ralph) and Id like to welcome you to Frugattis 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 Frugattis is all about family. My wife and children work here, and from our family to yours, we wish you one of lifes 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 Im 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 bakers 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 Ive ever tasted. She instilled in me a love of Southern Italian cooking that became the inspiration for Frugattis.
Doing it Nonnis 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 perfectionthe most juicy and tender steak available.