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2495 East Washington Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91104
626.797.1405
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 1
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellernt

Don't listen to the negatives here, this is artisan ice cream made from scratch on the premises and is consistently excellent. A great local business that hands down beats any chain, any day.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Don't listen to the negatives here, this is artisan ice cream made from scratch on the premises and is consistently excellent. A great local business that hands down beats any chain, any day.

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Thank USBrits
Altadena, California, United States
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We'd been hearing rave reviews about Carmela's gourmet ice cream for a long time, but for some reason we'd never stopped by. So a few days ago, on a 100-plus-degree afternoon, I decided to pick up some ice cream at the little shop on Washington Boulevard, and see for myself whether it was worthy of the high praise. I bought... More 

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Thank Mark S
Pasadena, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The flavors are so amazing and change with the season, I can't say enough about their fabulous ice cream.

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Thank up2snuf
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jason C
Chino Hills, California
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357 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 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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Thank msa23_2000
Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank itsxjackie
Truckee, California
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Georgena2010
Pasadena, California
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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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Thank wannagetaway
Sierra Madre, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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