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Carmela's I

2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
626.797.1405
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Ranked #6 of 584 Restaurants in Pasadena
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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- Sep 3, 2014
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Sierra Madre, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've been looking forward to trying a new flavor every week and have yet to be to be disapointed. Im so glad to be around the corner way .

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Tustin, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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