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Uli Nasibova
Founder & Owner

An Azerbaijan native who immigrated to the U.S. to attend college, Uli Nasibova spent her first eight post-grad years working in finance before discovering her love for gelato. Leaving her investment banking career to study food science, take master classes, and create her own gelato recipes from scratch, Nasibova opened the first Gelateria Uli in Los Angeles in 2014 (with a second that followed in August 2017). With a focus on local ingredients and unexpected flavors inspired by L.A.’s many immigrant communities, Nasibova is passionate about flavor experimentation, working savory ingredients like beet tarragon and sweet corn into the traditional Italian dessert.