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
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