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Christina's Homemade Ice Cream

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1255 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
+1 617-492-7021
11:30 - 22:30
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

While not as popular as the famed Toscanini's nearby, this place is just as good. As it is always the case, chocolate flavor is the best.flavor.

Thank Narek D
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Flavors are not your typical offerings which is nice. High quality and very rich. Yogurt is better than the ice cream. Staff is friendly.

Thank Ben C
Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Ice cream, milky, creamy, delicious, great flavors, good service, good options, everything is good here.

Thank DrRoyA
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Christina's always has unique flavors and great quality ice cream! Good to visit once- I now go much less often since their prices have skyrocketed.

Thank lauren e
Geneva, Switzerland area
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ice cream ice cream ice cream. That's what it's about and they do it to perfection. And everybody goes. Slightly sticky tables.

Thank Dinnerout66
Madrid, Spain
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I love Christina's. It features a really large variation of flavours (with many creative choices) that are actually good. I also love that they are not too heavy (at least if you get the small portions) and that it's very affordable.

Thank Aida R
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Christina's is my favorite ice cream shop- with fresh ingredients (made with spices from their spice shop down the street)- and with new specials. My favorite is the butterfinger coconut, but the Asian flavors are always good as well!

Thank lauren e
Peabody, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

As usual, Christina's ice cream was fresh and delicious. One can always expect a vast array of interesting flavors. The chocolate mousse was some of the tastiest, most chocolatey ice cream we've had. The place is always crowded, but we were able to get a table.

Thank WeGoOut
Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Seriously. this is the best ice cream I have ever had, and that includes the Penn State creamery ice cream. I did not know flavors such as ginger, coriander and molasses could taste so wonderful. And huge quantities too. Definite recommendation

Thank Neem_neem
Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Christina's is legendary for the area - ice cream, 12 months of the year, until 10 PM. The consistency is beautiful and creamy; the flavor choices are reliably among the best in the city, and Christina's offers seasonal specials to boot. I am a particular fan of all things coffee and CHristina's regularly offers at least two and sometimes three... More 

Thank rob k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1255 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-7021

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?