Featured Dessert Spot: Rita’s Italian Ice
Ice, Custard and Happiness = Rita’s. Spring is here and with spring comes Rita’s . We previously posted an article on Rita’s giving away a free Italian ice on the first day of spring. One location reported that they gave away 3451 cups of ice. Now that’s a lot of ice…
Rita’s was started in 1984, by Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, in Bensalem, PA. Named after his wife, “Rita” , Bob began selling his Italian Ice from a porch window. By 1997, the business had grown to 500 stores nationwide, with some mall-based stores open year-round.
Rita’s Italian Ice is Fat-free, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-Fat Free and made fresh with real fruit every day, including their Sugar Free Italian Ice. They rotate their 40 plus flavors daily to appeal to their guests taste buds.
Rita’s serves more than just Italian ice. The menu includes their signature Misto® shakes, creamy Frozen Custard , tempting Gelatis and delicious Blendinis™ , all are made to order. Rita’s also has a frozen coffee drink called the Ritaccino™ . There is a Fat -Free soft serve offered called the Slenderita™ . Birthday Club Specials and Catering is also available.
Rita’s just had a contest to name their new “MYSTERY ICE.” Visit their site this week to see the winning name.
- Recommendations: Cherry Italian Ice and the Frozen Custard
- Price: $ Inexpensive = $7 or less
Check them out at Rita’s Ice to find a location near you.