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Carmela's I

2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
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Ranked #36 of 585 restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Most recent review
- Jul 19, 2014
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English first
Tustin, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

During the summer vacation in Florida's Panhandle, every night we would go out to dinner and then out for ice cream. The entire time, we compared them to the ice cream at Carmela's. Their selection is more of a "gelato" in which each of the unusual flavors are distinctive.

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Southern California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

One of the best ice cream places I've been! For sure. the Salted Caramel and the Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean were outstanding and the Mint with Cacoa Chips really, really great. They are open late - PLUS! They were friendly and give out lil tastes of the delicious ice cream. A note to their focus on sustainability - those tastes... More

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Pasadena, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We have lived in the Pasadena area for years and I have always noticed a healthy crowd standing in front of Carmela's. So after dinner tonight, my wife and I stopped in for some desserts. WOW. Tonight's available flavors were: Salted Caramel Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate w/ Cacao Nibs Fresh Mint Cacao Nib Lavender Honey Strawberry Buttermilk Rose... More

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Los Angeles, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Husband: "I want ice cream....." Me: "Okay, where do you want to go? Fosters Freeze, Baskin Robbins..." Husband: "No, I want REAL ice cream." He suggested Mother Moo, but since that was a little out of the way, I suggested we try Carmela since we were already in Pasadena. They are located on the north side of E. Washington Blvd... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

While celebrating my daughter's birthday on a recent Saturday, we were in Pasadena driving toward a restaurant we had selected when she spotted Carmela's, an ice cream place my granddaughter had found online when researching ice cream places in Southern California. We found a parking place and stood in line for our selections of gourmet sounding flavors. What a delight!... More

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Altadena, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I guess i got to say I am lucky for having the best gelato and ice cream in the area. I tried this place on September 2, 2012. When I got there the line was out the door, a sign that the place is pretty good. The flavors were not your typical super market ice cream. This place had flavors... More

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Altadena, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My boys and I love this little nougat of ice cream heaven tucked away on Washington near Altadena Drive. My fav is the lavender honey ice cream in a cone (they make their own waffle cones). The consistency is just like the homemade ice cream my grandmother would make in her hand crank maker from Oklahoma. The boys prefer the... More

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