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12286 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-3851
+1 757-595-5992
12:00 - 21:00
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Newport News, VA
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204 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This was our second visit to Rita's. It was a near 90 degree day so they were fairly busy. We had the Orange Cream Custard in a waffle cone. It was so good. There are a few outdoor tables to sit and enjoy your custard. I hope to get back soon for some more delicious custard.

Thank KRB21
Newport News, Virginia
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I can't believe I have gone this long without reviewing Rita's! Every single visit(we visit A LOT) is consistently amazing! The Gelaties are such a great mix of flavors. I never try anything new because I love me some Gelati, but their menu has a great variety of frozen treats!

Thank LadyPacis
Hampton, Virginia
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2015

You get your monies worth and then some! Every day new flavors are on the menu and they rotate through the flavors at random each day. They will allow you to have samples of the ices to see what you like. Many combinations from just ices to soft serve and a mixture of the two. They have cones, bowls, and... More 

Thank Yukino A
Frankfort, Illinois
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148 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Moved away from the area 8 years ago and this is the first stop every time we come back - new flavors and old favorites - S'mores and Chocolate fudge, Swedish fish - fantastic !!!!!

Thank Kimberly M
Newport News, Virginia
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

I really enjoy the variety of flavors and choices. Definitely a treat to savor on a hot Virginia summer day. My only wish is they could stay open year round..

Thank Eliz J
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2014

Rita's is awesome it's simply the best For custard that's creamier than all the rest However its pricier than most ice cream Although I do hold it in most high esteem So go and don't wait, for I tell the truth, Its custard is great if you have a sweet tooth It all is amazing, its custard, its ice, But... More 

Thank PoeticMarshmallows
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014 via mobile

What a nice place. It's clean, the prices are good, the food is good, and the customer service is good. We love the lemonade flavored ice!

Thank Camille D
Newport News, Virginia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Nice location, very friendly service. Nice selection of yogurt and italian ice treats. Outdoor seating only.

Thank richarrrrd
Gloucester, Virginia
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243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

This place os always packed on weekends and no wonder why. Great Gelati fresh ingredients and the smoothest soft serve. A little high in prices not something you get everyday.

Thank Idreamov
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

We lived in Italy for 3 years and have returned several times since...but Rita's is still the best Italian ice ever! Their gelatis are our favorite but you can choose any form of ice and it will be good. Along with the wide variety or rotational flavors, their soft ice cream (that they squeeze inside the ice) is the best.

Thank TravelingSquares

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12286 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-3851
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-595-5992

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