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Rita's Italian Ice

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9095 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-4013
+1 410-203-1756
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bethesda, md.
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747 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Rita's harkens back to the old days of Tastee Freeze and the like. Great frozen custard served so many different ways. You gotta love the ice cream and snowball combo treats. This Rita's has a friendly and efficient crew. The lines can get long on warm weekend nights. You can't go wrong here for a trip out with the whole... More 

Thank barymad
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank MaryBeth M
Columbia, Maryland
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Lyme, Connecticut
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198 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 

Thank anneed
Regina, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Thank ReginaKat
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank DiFaSuMaHaWa
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Reviewed July 11, 2008

LOVE Ritas!!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9095 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042-4013
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-203-1756

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