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Carmela's I

Ice Cream
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2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
626.797.1405
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
msa23_2000
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Chino Hills, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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103 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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Additional Information about Carmela's I

Address: 2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
Phone Number: 626.797.1405
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
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
Cuisine: Ice Cream

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ice Cream
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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