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Rita's Italian Ice

2116 W Henderson Rd, Columbus, OH 43220 (Formerly Rita's Ices, Cones, Shakes)
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Ranked #214 of 1,961 restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Ice Cream
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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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New York City, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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118 reviews 118 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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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Columbus, Ohio
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84 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Rita's makes traditional Italian Water Ices, which is a Philadelphia tradition. Rita's has many flavors more than when I was young with many more flavor choices, though they still often have the blue raspberry flavor that turnes your tounge blue, just like it did when I was a kid. They also serve custard (soft ice cream) and make shakes and... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

If you haven't tried Rita's you need to give it a try.

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Columbus, Ohio
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

First introduced to Rita's in Columbus, I immediately became a big fan. I love it when I find a Rita's in other cities. Their custard and ices are always perfectly flavored, fresh, without compare. In 2011 they introduced Pear ice, and that is now my favorite. Most Rita's have walk-up service; you can take your treat to go, or enjoy... More

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