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2495 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104-2042
+1 626-797-1405
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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altadena
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rich, not too sweet and creamy! Try it. They even have a retro 50s truck that is available in the summer season at local parks.

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Thank mjhlee
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were looking for a place to enjoy ice cream after a hot day of touring; found this one on Trip Advisor. We were impressed with the flavor choices and absolutely delighted with the taste. A little pricey, but clearly a specialty shop. The story of the start of the shops made the experience even better. Will definitely return.

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Thank Ann W
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

My friend and I had been looking forward to coming here for a while. Parking (is there even official parking?) was difficult to locate--we ended up just parking on one of the residential streets behind the block. The shop itself was very small but cozy and welcoming. The girl helped us pick out our flavors and we ended up buying... More 

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Thank Kat C
LA
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103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 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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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 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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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 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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500 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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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457 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2495 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104-2042
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-797-1405

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?