Rita’s Italian Ice

722 Philadelphia Pike
Bellefonte, 19809
Come on, it's Rita's. Do i really need to say more?
What's not to love about Rita's Water Ice?? The Italian ice is so much better than what you'll get anywhere else, and the custard is light and smooth and delicious! Not as heavy as ice cream on a hot summer day. Pros/cons: + freshly made water ice/real fruit pieces + always a great selection of flavors + excellent customer service (I go out of my way to visit this store in particular. Never had a bad experience.) + kids ice is only 99 cents here and the kids love going all summer long - when it's busy, the parking lot gets full (but there's a side street with more space right next to it.)
If you are from the tri-state area (meaning PA, NJ and DE), you have surely tried Rita's at some point in your life. I am not saying that it is as good as some of the Mom and Pop joint down in South Philly (can you say Italiano's or Gooey Louey's!) but it is good. The custard is good with a nice texture. Not like that crap McDonald's serves...Yuck! You might be asking...why take the time to review a regular place with regular water ice and regular custard? This particular location has great folks that work there. Patient and Nice. Just good people. Something we don't find enough of anymore. I took my niece there a bit ago and we walked about a block away at which time her custard toppled from her cone to the ground. She stared at it. I stared at it. I said what the hell, let's go get another one. No line at this time. I went to the counter, ordered a repeat of what I just ordered not even 10 minutes ago. She asked my niece what happened and she said it fell on the ground. The girl didn't bat an eye, made her another one and gave it to her. Wouldn't take my money. She smiled, my niece smiled and I smiled. (I am sure this had something to do with the fact that there wasn't a line and such, but it's a nice story to share none the less.) This is why when I want Rita's, I will specifically go to this location. It's all about customer service baby!

(302) 761-9822

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Desserts, Shaved Ice

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