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Rita's Italian Ice

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9095 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 203-1756
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Custard!

There's nothing I don't like at Rita's. The custard is great, the ices are great. Staff is friendly. I wish that they were open year 'round!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2013
MaryBeth M
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

There's nothing I don't like at Rita's. The custard is great, the ices are great. Staff is friendly. I wish that they were open year 'round!

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Columbia, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I like going to this Rita's after walking around Historic Ellicott City. The customer service was nice. I never really had a bad experience with any location so far.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Busy place in the summer-cool yummy drinks but noisy and crowded as the customers hang out in front and often are rather rude-they OWN it there, it looks like! Cars coming in and out go in from St John's and cross the lot to go out on Frederick and sometimes it is dangerous for the mobs strolling across the lot,... More 

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Regina, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Absolutely delicious cold treats! Being able to sample flavours is great, considering there are so many to choose from... I had the red velvet cake gelati, and was done before we got back to the house (10 mins away). My son, who is gluten- and dairy-free, thoroughly enjoyed his mango italian ice without issues. We will definitely be returning!

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ELLICOTT CITY
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The young staff is always pleasant and accommodating! "Would you like to try that flavor" is the answer if you should ask about a flavor. The ice is always flavorful and refreshing. After you try it once you would have to have a "brain freeze" not to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2008

LOVE Ritas!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9095 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: (410) 203-1756

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian

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