Gelateria Uli makes their gelato and sorbet fresh daily. Founded by Uli Nasibova, this downtown gem is tucked away in the heart of Los Angeles’ historic neighborhood. Their delicious array of gelato may be accompanied by the fine drip coffee and expresso drinks they serve, and if you so wish – you may also choose from a fine selection of fresh pastries. Our Dessert Tour colleague James, share below his experience when we visited Gelateria Uli.
Spring Arcade Building
541 South Spring Street, Suite 104
Los Angeles, CA 90013
James: The old downtown Spring Arcade Building houses one of the best gelato shop in Los Angeles. All the gelato are made in house with premium ingredients. Their Pistachio was smooth and buttery with a great contrast of rich nuttiness to it. I believe they used Sicilian pistachio nuts. The Strawberry Sorbet was clean and refreshing. This particular flavor is definitely something perfect to have after a heavy meal, almost as a palette cleanser.
Gelato is similar but different from ice cream in that it has both less fat and air – whipped into its final product. Because of this it is typically served at a slightly warmer temperature. This also make Gelato more palette-able on the tongue, less shocking. It will melt and dissolve in your mouth.
In an area of downtown Los Angeles that is being revitalized, Gelateria Uli is a great addition to draw the crowds. Their premium gelato is executed with great attention and care, I would definitely come back for more.
Photos courtesy of Michelle Nicole Photography
introduction and edit by AL