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“All reviews agree: The Italian Ice/Gelato/Yogurt is Great” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carmen's Italian Ice

Carmen's Italian Ice
1115 Nelson St, Rockville, MD 20850-2030
301-545-1154
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Ranked #17 of 335 Restaurants in Rockville
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Gaithersburg, MD
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185 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“All reviews agree: The Italian Ice/Gelato/Yogurt is Great”
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 a good product, but serves the community as well. They help local schools with fundraisers, and are fantastic in supporting worthwhile causes. As the summer season gets here (finally!) - don;'t hesitate to stop in - everything is REALLY good. Lastly, you do not have to settle for normal vanilla, chocolate, etc. The flavor list is very unique, including a variety of berries, nuts, etc - definitely try the Salted Caramel!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Lovely ice cream as summer starts”
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 custard was great. My brother in law's blondie bar was wonderful. Word of advice, salted caramel ice cream goes great with warm pie. I think I am just going to stick with this one combination from now on but then I like pie and baked goods. I saw most people walking out with the gelato and custard combinations.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rockville
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Real deal homestyle ice cream cafe off the beaten path in Rockville.”
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 a welcome fixture at city events and kids sporting events, they are the first to pitch in at fund raisers and charity events, and everybody in town knows about them. My only ding is their expresso-style coffee isn't great. That's too bad...their location on Nelson St. is just down the road from Exit 6 to I-270, and I wish I could get a better Latte there when headed out in the morning. The few tables of outdoor seating make a great place to read the paper and have a coffee on nice days...would be better if the coffee was better.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Neighborhood charm and a Rockville Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

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!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Carmen's is a family favorite & fantastic!”
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.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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