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Dining Divas: Frugatti's

By Bakersfield Life
Friday, Aug 29 2014 12:26 AM

"Chi mangia bene, vive bene." "He who eats well, lives well." That aphorism is painted on the back wall of Frugatti's, an Italian eatery established in 1990 by Ralph Fruguglietti. Located off Coffee Road and Truxtun Avenue, Frugatti's, with its iconic bright red tomato sign, draws in customers with its Old World charm, sweeping water fountain and lively Italian music.

The popular Bakersfield restaurant boasts the city's only Italian wood-burning oven, which cooks anything from fish to chicken, and even steaks, at 800 degrees, for tender meat and al dente pasta.

Fruguglietti, the restaurant's exuberant owner, wants all his customers to experience the taste of Southern Italy when they walk into his restaurant. When it comes to a good...

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