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2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
626.797.1405
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply Wonderful

The flavors are so amazing and change with the season, I can't say enough about their fabulous ice cream.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Pasadena, California
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Altadena, California, United States
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36 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We'd been hearing rave reviews about Carmela's gourmet ice cream for a long time, but for some reason we'd never stopped by. So a few days ago, on a 100-plus-degree afternoon, I decided to pick up some ice cream at the little shop on Washington Boulevard, and see for myself whether it was worthy of the high praise. I bought... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The flavors are so amazing and change with the season, I can't say enough about their fabulous ice cream.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had I rated this 6 months ago I'd have rated as some of the next ice cream ever! However, I just found out today that they raised their prices even more. Previously a pint of artisan ice cream and a package of their homemade cookies was $15. It was already pricey but now the price is at $17.50. It is... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just yummy. They grow the ingredients behind the store. Simply yummy and delicious. No frills, just focused on good ice cream.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My husband and I got the rose petal and vanilla bean ice cream with waffle bowl and cone. I loved the texture of the waffle bowl! I would definitely come back !

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Truckee, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I live half the year about a mile away from Carmela. My wife and I were extremely excited a few years ago when we discovered that we had a proper ice cream shop close by that might hopefully make us forget about our favorites in the midwest. But try as I might, I truly don't understand the hype that surrounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you think you eat the best ice cream before you try it here let me tell you you haven't yet until you come and you try it your self in Carmela's ....

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The few times I get ice cream, I come here. The flavors are amazing and unique--even the mint w/ cacao nibs is different because they use REAL mint, not an artificial tasting or overpowering extract. The folks running it are sweet.

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Sierra Madre, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We heard about this place from a friend. Apparently they walk to it all the time. We couldn't really remember the name and only sort of knew the location, but when we saw the lines we knew we were at the right place. Now the place is super small and only a handful of people can fit in the shop,... More 

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Tustin, California
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626.797.1405
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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