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Carmen's Italian Ice

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1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
301-545-1154
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best custard EVER!

I am not a huge fan of ices but I know that people love them here. Their custard is beyond amazing. Great flavor selection and very delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Josh S
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am not a huge fan of ices but I know that people love them here. Their custard is beyond amazing. Great flavor selection and very delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Worth your trip I came all the way from Florida so you cannot miss with this local place. I had custard and Ice mixed -pineapple is my favorite.

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On The Road
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What can I say? Carmen's was AMAZING! We were in the area for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Our trip to Carmen's was the perfect accompaniment to our official kick off to spring/summer! The service was so friendly, and the custard and Italian Ice was delicious! So many flavor combinations, creative marketing and sales strategies really invite customers to try it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Carmen's Italian Ice is a wonderful neighborhood establishment that the surrounding community absolutely loves. The cost is quite reasonable and the treats, especially the ices, are top notch, all served by a friendly staff.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Surprisingly friendly with special kid's space but lots of humor and fun for adults too, and most importantly extremely tasty Italian ice the way it was served up in NY or NJ in white crinkly paper cups 1/2 century ago. A Rockville gem.

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Carmen's offers a wide selection of Italian Ices, Frozen Custard, and Gelati. We tried all of them in various flavors and everything was good. Service was excellent, but the place seemed dirty to me and that was turn off.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Locally owned custard and ices shop. Folks, this is the real deal, not some cookie-cutter chain. Creamy, flavorful jersey-style custard (not remotely like the slop served at DQ) in a variety of flavors. A wider variety of ice flavors, some better than others (the lemon is the best), and you can mix the two (gelati). The 8th of every month... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I discovered Carmen's Food Cart at today's Takoma Park Folk Festival. Normally I don't mess with frozen custard because I remember the rich, high fat custards of my youth and today's custards seem wimpy by comparison. I decided to try Carmen's Gelati however when a satisfied customer described her "Thai Dye" Gelati to me--pepper-mango-coconut ice wedged between layers of vanilla... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The chocolate, mango and strawberry lemon ices were thrown away half finished. The gelati was liked but was not finished. I liked and finished my frozen custard but that may be why I'm pudgy.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

This shop is fantastic for frozen desserts. They give free tastes, opinions, suggestions, and smiles! The server who helped us was so nice - when we couldn't decide between 3 different types and flavors, she offered to mix all three in one cup! The best thing of all was that everything was really good. This company not only turns out... More 

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Additional Information about Carmen's Italian Ice

Address: 1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
Phone Number: 301-545-1154
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-545-1154

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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