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Rita's Italian Ice

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2116 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2474 (Formerly Rita's Ices, Cones, Shakes)
+1 614-457-7290
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Having worked at a local Rita's YEARS ago, it was great to see one still up and kicking. The different flavors of the water ice, and the combinations to get with custard are always so good. Definitely spring to get the vanilla custard and strawberry ice if you can!

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Thank FourLugHero
Pickerington, Ohio
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! If you like banana cream pie I recommend a blendini with banana ice, vanilla custard, and vanilla wafers! It's amazing!

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Thank Angela H
Sugar Grove, Illinois
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Oh my! I've had my fair share of ice cream, custards, Italian Ices, and milkshakes over the years, but nothing can touch the custard in this joint. The creamiest ever! Well worth the stop. I purchased the 4 flavor ice sampler with a scoop of custard on top, for just under $5--my wife and I couldn't even finish it all!

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1 Thank mike m
Dublin, Ohio, United States
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119 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I am disappointed that they have discontinued the lower calorie custard but the options if you don't care about calories are delicious! My daughter got a cotton candy ice with vanilla custard and rainbow sprinkles and she loved it! We brought our puppy with us and they gave her an ice cream treat, too! The staff was friendly and very... More 

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Thank ElizabethM670
Springfield, Ohio
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554 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We love Rita's! My favorite it a Pina Colada gelati with vanilla custard. I highly recommend Rita's to everyone! It's worth your time & money!

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Thank JubileeJerry
Canton, Ohio
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Their ices are delicious! Had the key lime and the tartness was spot on. Also sampled the blood orange and will get that the next time. Their service was very prompt and accommodating. Also, they has a lot of gluten free choices.

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Thank TravelDad100
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My wife insists it's the best ice cream and persuaded me to try it. Indeed, it's awesome. You could find this truth from the crowded customers.

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Thank Hui L
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

I stop by here frequently for a refreshing treat! I like their raspberry ice gelati! Their frozen custard is one of my favorites as well!

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Thank SunSandStyleSports
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Anyone should be able to find a flavor they like, since there are many and they change frequently - and the staff is generally very nice and patient while you figure out your order. It is a walk-up stand, so there is no indoor area for customers, and only a few benches for seating, so particularly on busy summer nights... More 

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Thank Megan R
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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115 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We travel to Columbus twice a year to visit family and we always stop at Rita's because we don't have one at home. We love the gelati: smooth and creamy vanilla custard nestled in a frosty flavored ice. The selection of flavors is fabulous and changes regularly: banana, mango, papaya, black cherry, birthday cake, swedish fish, margarita, tangerine, lemon .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2116 Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220-2474 (Formerly Rita's Ices, Cones, Shakes)
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-457-7290

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