Traditional Italian Gelato in Los Angeles

Leo Bulgarini brings the attention to quality he learned as a child in Rome to Los Angeles to make the most talked about authentic gelato.

08.04.15 4:00 AM ET

Within your own backyard lies adventure that will transport you to a place that feels miles from home. So leave your passport behind and start exploring The Nearest Faraway Place.

Bulgarini Gelato in the Los Angeles area of Atladena, CA doesn’t look like much from the outside. But one taste of Leo Bulgarini’s famous gelato and you’ll feel like you’ve tasted a bit of Italy, without the passport.

“If you’ve never had gelato, you should come here because you will never eat ice cream again,” remarks Bulgarini as he mixes a batch of almond gelato. “A lot of people that come here they say, when they go to Rome, they can’t find this gelato over there.”

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