Rita's Ice Custard Happiness

5899 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19131


Every 36 hours, the dairy mavens at Rita’s Italian ice scrap their inventory of frozen custard and Italian ice and begin churning batches of frozen treats anew. Because freshness is paramount at Rita’s, customers may find only a few of the menu’s full cast of 40 flavors each day. But servers can merge those flavors into countless combinations: the misto, for instance, blends Italian ice and custard in equal proportions, and the gelati layers strata of Italian ice and frozen custard. Additionally, servers scoop up fat-free Slenderita and sugar-free Italian ice for desserts that prove as wholesome and frozen as an ice sculpture of Mr. Rogers.

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