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1511 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4501
+1 215-545-7661
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good62%
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  • Poor15%
  • Terrible0%
27 Oct 2017
“"Tastes like my childhood"”
18 Aug 2017
“Typical Rita's”
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1511 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4501
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I went here and grabbed a blue raspberry Italian Ice on a hotter than usual fall day in the city. I was visiting from up north and loved how warm it was out and thought this would be the perfect treat. It was. My friend...More

Thank KRiSTeN R
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped by on a hot day to grab a cold treat. I was very pleased that they had watermelon Italian ice. It goes so well with the vanilla custard in the gelati. The service was good and the place was quiet, which was nice.

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We wanted something cold on a hot day and being near the Italian market, Italian ice came to mind. First time here and a lot of people were there. I had peach Italian ice and my husband had cherry. We enjoyed it, and it was...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Here is the deal. The custard is not good. Pretty flavourless. Go somewhere else and get just soft serve ice cream instead. HOWEVER, the Italian water ice is absolutely amazing. I thought it would just be a glorified slush but it's not it's so much...More

Thank MisterRoadTrip
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Get the lemon ice and ignore the rest. All the other ice flavor are artificial and taste like crud. I'm eeikus and serious.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Try the gelato combined with Italian ice for a special taste or choose the soft ice cream with vanilla, chocolate or strawberry flavors. I opted for a swirl, combining chocolate and vanilla for a tasty treat on a warm May day. The huge cone was...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Too much sugar! The BEST Water Ice (Italian Ice) is around 13th & Oregon ... Pop's Original South Philly Water Ice! No one can top them! I drive almost an hour to get there, & drive right past 3 Rita's! I LOVE Pop's!

Thank Joni W
Reviewed 10 August 2012

Great little place where they let you try some of the different flavors before you commit to one. Used to get a coupon in the mail and when we did we would walk down to try a new flavor of Italian ice - it's Philly...More

Thank PeripheriesPassport
Reviewed 3 August 2012

This was my first visit to Rita's and it was pretty good. I liked the idea of the marriage between the Italian ice and the gelato. It worked very nicely and did the job to cool me down on what had to be the hottest...More

Thank Yoyoforever
Reviewed 19 April 2012

The Water Ice at Rita's is a staple in Philly. They are everywhere, and for good reason. Good water ice when you want it. I like the Gelati when they mix the Ice cream and water ice. Also, I think Cherry is the best.

Thank Koedrick
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  • Address: 1511 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-7661
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