Around Orange County: Rita's Italian Ice

Last weekend Andrew and I were in serious need of an icy treat, so we headed to Rita's Italian Ice in Anaheim. This particular location opened up a few weeks ago, so naturally there's been a lot of buzz around it. The lines are always super long, and with good reason. Their selection of Italian ice, gelati, milkshakes (and much, much more) is incredible! The inside is bright and cheery, and the staff is warm and welcoming towards everyone that walks in the door. They are quick to offer you samples of anything and everything and they're super knowledgeable about their product.


They have a massive array of interesting flavored ice, so don't be shy to try a few out! One of my favorite flavors I tried was margarita (DUH)! If there's a particular flavor you absolutely love, they'll package it up in a quarts sized container for you so you can have the Rita's experience at home! This cheeky employee suggested we buy the margarita flavored ice in the quarts size and take it home and add some tequila to it. Obviously she was after my heart! #shesagenius


After one too many samples, Andrew ordered the Swedish Fish gelati (yes, it's a real thing. yes, it's totally awesome), and I got the pineapple one. Both had their creamy vanilla custard and ommmgggg. THIS CUSTARD. SO SO GOOD! I cannot begin to describe to you how good that freaking custard actually is. They add a layer of it at the bottom of your cup, top it with a generous serving of the ice, and add a dollop of custard on top. *insert emoji with heart shaped eyes*


What we want to try next: their cream ice, and a Misto, which is a blend of the ice and their ridiculously awesome custard!

Tips for your visit: if you're not a fan of waiting in line, don't show up around lunch or dinner time. The wait is literally out the door. Andrew and I went around 3pm on a Saturday and we walked straight to the front without a wait. Get a loyalty card, you'll come back, I promise. Also, don't share your treat. That's just common sense though.

Rita's Italian Ice is located at:
937B South Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA  92802

To check out my previous Orange County find, click here.
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32 comments:

  1. i have never heard of this place! I'll have to try it out when i visit in september :)

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  2. We share all our food haha. It looks really delicious though!

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  3. When I was up north last month, I went past one of these places! I was tempted to stop, but ultimately didn't. Totally kicking myself because that looks BEYOND delicious! xoxo

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  4. I didn't know you guys had rita's out there! Around here we have them about every two blocks! Best place ever!

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  5. rita's started not far from me! we have like 6 locations in my town, haha! love it! the flavors have been kinda disappointing this summer compared to other years, but their custard is always fantastic! if you see the chocolate fudge brownie cream ice, get it! it's yummy :)

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  6. Yummm we have one near me :) My friend works there and brings me the bottom of the barrel sometimes..oh man.. good stuff.

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  7. Yum! I don't have one any where near me anymore :(

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  8. Ok- so I seriously need to come get foodie with you in the OC because that looks delicious!!!!!!!!

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  9. i love italian ice! this looks delicious!

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  10. oh wow, so jealous looks so delicious

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  11. That looks awesome!! Now I feel like I need to try it out ...
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  12. I've never heard of frozen custard - that is pure genius! x

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  13. You had me at Italian Ice, Gelato & Milkshakes!! lol

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  14. My mouth is watering at this! I wish there was a Rita's Italian Ice around us!

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  15. OMG. I don't know what this stuff is but I'm pretty sure we need it in Austin and in my belly STAT!!

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  16. Oh that looks so delicious!

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  17. the pineapple one sounds amazingly delicious!!

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  18. i had no idea Anaheim had a Rita's! We're going to Disneyland in September and I will definitely add this to our to-do list! :)

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  19. After leaving the East Coast I didn't know Rita's was all over! I really miss their root beer float flavor <3

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  20. I've never tried Rita's but must seek one out after reading this!

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  21. Yum! I want to go! Why do you go to all of the cool places in Anaheim AFTER I moved! lol

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  22. I want to try this. Sounds good.

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  23. we had a rita's back in atlanta!! we loved going there. :) i actually had no idea this was nationwide.

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  24. P.S. we're wearing the same color nail polish now :D

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  25. I heard it opened up and I have yet to try it. I love Frostbites though and haven't found anything that compares!

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