What You'll Get
Italian ice—more novel than Norwegian ice and more delicious than Italian rain—combines nature's sweetest bounty (fruit) with science's greatest achievement (solid-phase water). Celebrate this achievement with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen treats at Rita's. The frozen treat season just launched on March 1 at the Fells Point location.
Rita's signature Italian ice is smoother than a snow cone and served fresh after a grueling 36 hours of mixing, a process that only the fittest ice survives. The creative menu also includes the gamut of other frosty mouth-pleasers. Gobble the frozen custard in flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and orange cream. You can also get a Gelati (a layered parfait of custard and ice), a Misto (Italian ice and frozen custard blended together), a Blendini (a Misto with your choice of crunchy mix-ins such as Oreo and Nilla wafers), and other confectious combinations. Prices (with tax) start at $1.65 for a kid's ice, $2.25 for a regular ice, and $3.15 for a regular Gelati. Toppings are available for $0.70 extra and sprinkles (also known as "fun pellets") for an additional $0.45. View a full list and description of the Fells Point Rita's offerings here.
The candy-cane-striped ordering window acts as a green light, signaling in treat traffic from a mile away. Rita's routinely rotates its flavors so—as with your ex-brother-in-law—visits are always a surprise, but standard ice flavors include mango, cherry, passion fruit, island fusion, pink lemonade, the creamier mint chocolate chip, coconut cream, and a plethora of others, including sugar-free versions. Play ice-cream fairy and surprise a terrified group of children with a frozen treat, or prevent yourself from saying too much on a blind date by silencing yourself with frosty spoons of frozen custard. Rita's is open daily from noon to 9 p.m., when it sinks back underground, where the time zone is different and mole children are just getting out of school.
Metromix reveres Rita's:
- Rita's always has a lot of interesting frozen concoctions on its menu, from custards to blended ice deliciousness, but you can't go wrong with the classic gelati, in this case vanilla-chocolate-twist soft serve sandwiching cherry Italian ice. Chocolate + vanilla + cherry = Icy yumminess.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Not valid with other offers. Valid at Fells Point location only. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.