Month: December 2016


Frugatti’s – Bakersfield’s Finest Italian Restaurant

Frugatti’s Italian Eatery
600 Coffee Road
Bakersfield, CA 93309

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Fresh asparagus wrapped with our applewood smoked bacon then baked in our wood burning oven

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella

Ciabatta bread with garlic butter and mozzarella cheese.

Raffaele Giovanni Fruguglietti

(Just call him Ralph) His desire and pleasure is to provide you an authentic Southern Italian dining experience. He was born in Grumento Nova, Italy and dinning at Frugatti’s is about friends and family sitting around the table, enjoying great food, good wine and laughter in a lively and fun atmosphere.


Margherita Napolitano Pizza

The ingredients for this pizza and our wood-fired oven are all imported from Italy. This pizza is crafted to the strict guidelines for an original pizza from Naples, Italy. Frugatti’s start with Caputo flour “Lafarina di Napoli”, a historic flour mill in Naples to make our authentic pizza crust. They add San Marzano tomatoes which are grown within the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in extraordinary fertile soil that is perfect for growing a stronger, sweeter and less acidic tomato. Then it is topped with the finest hand-made Mozzarella di Bufala (Buffalo mozzarella) from a 125 year old cheese maker at the foot of the Campania Subapennine mountain range just outside Naples. Extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and fresh basil…

that’s it! (This pizza is only made one way, the authentic way and we cannot add other toppings.) It is Frugatti’s hope that you enjoy the simple and fresh flavors this true artisan pizza provides.

Meatball Lasagna

Frugatti’s famous Lasagna Classico meat sauce and Wisconsin whole milk mozzarella cheese.

Baked to perfection in their wood-fired oven.


Lemon Ricotta Italian Cheesecake

Amazing! A lite and refreshing ricotta cheesecake with fresh squeezed lemon, caramelized lemon peel throughout and a lemon and white chocolate cookie crust.

Tony’s Cannoli

Ralph’s son, Anthony’s favorite dessert that Nonni made especially for him. A southern Italian favorite, made with cannoli cream, cinnamon, Amaretto de Sarrono liqueur and chocolate chips. All filled into a sweet pastry shell and topped with caramel sauce and powdered sugar.

Frugatti’s Fountain Plaza

Fountain Plaza, (Now “Frugatti’s Fountain Plaza”)
600 Coffee Rd L, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Phone: (661) 836-2000
Monday – Thursday: 11:00am till 9:30pm
Friday: 11:00am till 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:30am till 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:30am till 9:00pm

©2016 Eric James Swearingen

*Special thanks to executive chef Bruce Tisler for his assistance during this shoot.


Coseree’s Deli at Rio Bravo Ranch

Coseree’s Deli has salads, wraps, sandwiches, panini’s and Barbecue on the weekends with steak or hamburgers. Wine and Olive oil tastings too.

Located near the mouth of the Kern Canyon at 15701 CA-178, Bakersfield, CA 93306

Phone: 661-871-3764.

Open open 11am – 7pm everyday.

The olive varieties grown on 50 acres of dedicated land at Rio Bravo Ranch are; Ascolana, Maurino, Frantoio, Pendolino, Nocellara del Belice, Coratina, and Picual. The Coratina Extra Virgin Olive Oil was the Silver medal winner at the 2015 LA International Olive Oil Competition & 2015 California Olive Oil Council Competition. Many verities of favor infused oils are available at Coseree’s Deli. This is an amazing gourmet selection of locally sourced olive oils that truly make the difference in fine dining.


The Red Grill Onions Mexican Café & Bar

The Red Grill Onions Mexican Café and Bar
1418 18th St. 322-2138. 

_dsc1403-edit   The ambiance of The Red Grill Onions Mexican Café and Bar is a warm and comfortable interior of traditional Mexican atmosphere with a Neapolitan edge in its design. The banquet room has ample dinning capacity, while the bar area and lunch room is a cozy and more intimate space._dsc1393-edit
To begin your dining experience, The “Cadillac” of Margaritas is highly recommended.
Camarones (shrimp) fajitas: Fresh from the sea, large sautéed shrimp grill red onions, bell peppers savory tomatoes with a specially prepared salsa on the side,  severed with rice and beans.
_dsc1327-edit The Chile Verde is the best with just the right amount of heat and amazing flavors.

Slow cooked pork in a tomatillo sauce with roasted peppers, onions & garlic._dsc1324-edit

The Chile Verde is also available as an appetizer in the form a bean dip severed with crispy warm from the oven tortilla chips.


_dsc1259-edit Los Angeles combination plate: Beef or Chicken taco, enchilada with Spanish rice and re-fried beans. A very popular dish for when you are not quite sure what you want, this dish has it all.

…And to finish off your meal, the Deep Fried Ice Cream is an excellent choice.


The Red Grill Onions Mexican Café and Bar
1418 18th St. 322-2138. 

©2016 Eric James Swearingen

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