Gelateria Uli was founded by Uli Nasibova in Downtown Los Angeles. Our gelato and sorbet is made fresh daily in our kitchen in the Spring Arcade building in the heart of Downtown's historic core neighborhood. At our two locations, we also serve fine espresso drinks, along with an array of fresh pastries. Every day our cases are stocked with popular flavors like California Pistachios, Sea Salt Caramel, Stracciatella, Speculoos Cookies, Chocolate Sorbet, and Coconut Lemongrass Sorbet along with rotating favorites including Yogurt Lavender, Poblano, Beet Tarragon, Maple Pecan, Saffron and summer stone fruit sorbets. Don't see a flavor you're craving, or just have a good idea for something new? Suggest a flavor, and we might give you a free pint.
Small batch gelato and sorbet, made by hand, daily.
When I opened my gelateria in 2014, many early customers assumed I was Italian. While I am an immigrant, I’m not Italian - I just love gelato. And while I certainly borrow from the rich Italian gelato tradition, my gelateria is an Angeleno through and through.
My adopted city directly inspired the flavors that some might say have become Gelateria Uli’s signatures. And I want to invite you to taste all of them!
In the month of May, you can come to either of our locations - DTLA (541 S. Spring St, Suite 104, 90013) or West Third St. (8044 W. 3rd St, 90048) - and order the ‘LA in a scoop’ in-store (no prior ticket purchase is necessary). We’re lining up eight of our favorite, L.A.-inspired flavors for you to enjoy in one go.
The flavors are:
Poblano, made by steeping hot, roasted poblano chilis in a sweet milk base
Coconut Lemongrass sorbet, inspired by Thai soup Tom kha from Jitlada in L.A.’s Thai-town. (Vegan)
Horchata, an ode to everyone's favorite Mexican drink
Jamaica Agua Fresca with Mint sorbet, another taqueria inspired flavor, this time it’s water-based with fresh mint (Vegan)
Saffron, an ode to L.A.’s Persian community, where the world’s most expensive spice is treasured
Black Sesame, inspired by black sesame buns from Chinese / Taiwanese restaurants in San Gabriel Valley
Ube, inspired by ube jam filled pastries in LA’s Historic Filipinotown
California Pistachio, Instead of using one of the many available Pistachio pastes produced by Italian ingredient makers, we source our pistachios from California’s oldest pistachio farm
Stop by the shop this month, and come on a journey of L.A. with us. Do you have an idea of a distinctly Los Angeles flavor that we should make? Let us know here, and if we make it, we'll give you a free pint. Be sure to tell us the story about why your flavor is inspired by Los Angeles.
DTLA - 541 S. Spring St, Suite 104, Los Angeles, CA 90013
West 3rd - 8044 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
We value your feedback, and are happy to answer any question you may have.
To come see us in person, you can visit either of our two locations. We're inside the Spring Arcade Building at 541 S. Spring St., #104 in the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles. The Spring Arcade sits between Spring Street and Broadway, just north of Sixth Street. Call us at (213) 900-4717. We're also at 8044 W. Third St. (W. 3rd and Crescent Heights) where you can reach us at (323) 424-3492.