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Rita's Italian Ice

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6026 Seawall Blvd, unit E, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5800
+1 409-744-4237
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg!!! Hands down the best Italian ice cream!!! Must do when we visit! The staff is very friendly, very clean and well kept!!! Little pricey but don't mind!

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Thank Jessica N Edwar... S
Galveston, Texas
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in the area for over 25 years, Italian Ice was the one thing I missed! The owners are so wonderful, even providing special orders with a day's notice. I usually bring home Rita's by the quart it is soooo good. Great fresh ingredients too.

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Thank Valerie G
Little Rock, Arkansas
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I had a cherry Italian ice and it was exactly like the ones I got in NYC as a kid! The owner was friendly and I enjoyed visiting there.

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Thank Debbie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

All had something different. Wife got snores it tasted like marshmallows with chocolate. I got a coffee shake & daughter got cotton candy. All was yummy. Very convenient to where we were staying. We will be back.

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Thank shhparents
McMinnville, Oregon
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Forty years ago, my dad used to take us to a frozen custard place near our home in Michigan, and we loved it. But, after a few years, the place closed and it seemed that frozen custard had disappeared, replaced by other frozen desserts. I had thought that I might never find that wonderful creamy treat again. Then, I found... More 

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Thank Stewart B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stopped in after a stroll on the Seawall. The frozen iced treats cool you down pretty quickly. The cost is a bit high for what it is but it is worth is as a special treat once in a while.

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Thank Jason W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great experience! The fruit flavored shaved ice has real chucks of fruit, and the custard ice cream is delicious. This is one of my family's favorite stops in Galveston. The owners are very friendly, and they work quickly to keep the line moving...so if it looks packed (which there has been a line every time we've gone), no worries, you'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

My wife and I were looking for a late night desert. Ritas was a great call! I had the chocolate custard and banana ice... HEAVENLY!

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Thank edward c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We walked to Rita's a few times. They had a wide variety of frozen custard,and would make any kind of cup, drink, that you would ask for. They didn't disappoint.

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Thank Kathi M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We always stop at Rita's when we are in Galveston. The Italian ice is delicious and a great way to cool off after a hot day outside. My only complaints are the girl working disappeared after we placed our orders and there were no napkins available and nobody to ask for some. I have a 1 year old and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6026 Seawall Blvd, unit E, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77551-5800
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-744-4237

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