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Carmen's Italian Ice

1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
301-545-1154
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Ranked #49 of 335 restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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254 reviews 254 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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U.S.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We went on Jayden day (Monday) for their discounted ice cream and had the custard pie cup. There was a line when we got there which we waited in for about 15 minutes but since it was a pleasant night, it was fine. The pie part was just stewed apples so maybe they ran out of the pastry but the... More

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Rockville
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11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Great place for ice cream & related cold frozen stuff. An honest-to-goodness local institution in the north end of Rockville. The staff welcomes everybody as a friend and neighbor, even if you are walking in for the first time. Owner Jason & his associates set the gold standard as staunch Rockville community supporters. Their mobile truck selling ice cream is... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

This is THE PLACE to go for dessert in Rockville! The homemade ices are wonderful, and the frozen custard with their unlimited topping bar is always a hit with the kids. Jason and company have built a business that is so much a part of our city that you can't really have a Rockville event without Carmen's!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We love Carmen's and have been going there for years! Their custard flavors are delicious and they have wonderful ices. The people who work at Carmen's are always the nicest too. When someone talks about going for ice cream, we always choose Carmen's.

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Rockville, MD
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We love this place. Great ice flavors -- we love the strawberry lemon ice and the mango, but taste them all. They're great! swirl your ice with custard (a gelati) for a smooth summer treat. As if good ice isn't enough, the folks at Carments are great community supporters. They support local sports teams and community building events. The 8th... More

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