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Rita's Italian Ice

12286 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-3851
+1 757-595-5992
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good42%
  • Average0%
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17 May 2017
“Life is better with sprinkles on top! ”
28 Apr 2017
“Another local favorite, summertime treat!”
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12286 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606-3851
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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Treats in sugar & sugar free varieties. A staff that is always willing to help you select something new or give you a taste of a new flavor. It's a cool treat stop just across the street from Christopher Newport University. Vanilla custard in a...More

Thank ShellyBeresh
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Located across from Chritopher Newport University this walk up snack shop is great and very popular with the locals. Parking can be a bit tricky. Worth the time to stand in line......great for conversations with natives.

Thank donpipes
Reviewed 26 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....More

Thank KRB21
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank LadyPacis
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...More

Thank Yukino A
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 ktjmitchell
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
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...More

Thank PoeticMarshmallows
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
Reviewed 5 December 2012

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

Thank richarrrrd
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  • 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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