Rita's Water Ice

Rita's Water Ice

Dessert Shop, Ice Cream Shop, and Snack Place$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
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  • Marisa T.
    "Fave combo is the root beer ice + the vanilla custard"(9 Tips)
    Devonta
    "One of my favorites places to get Italian Ice."(7 Tips)
    Moo J.
    "Absolutely in love with the mango gelati!"(3 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "The blendini is the way to go, chocolate and mango rocks"(3 Tips)
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  • Devonta
    DevontaJune 13
    One of my favorites places to get Italian Ice. The Green Apple is the best!
  • Ting T.
    Ting TsaiOctober 31, 2015
    Limited favors. Small portions.
  • Aron C.
    Aron CohenJuly 13, 2015
    it's nice, but not really a big deal
  • JP P.
    JP ParkMay 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Soft serve (custard) and Italian ice, brilliant. A gem of the upper west side.
  • Rita's Water Ice
    Rita's Water IceJanuary 8, 2015
    GovBall 2015 lineup is released. To get ur free 3-day pass stop by the store & purchase any large item. You will receive a raffle ticket w/ each purchase. We will be announcing the winner on June 1st.
  • Michael F.
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzAugust 30, 2014
    The blendini is the way to go, chocolate and mango rocks
  • ileana
    ileanaAugust 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    getting a treat with my sweet...
  • Jenn P.
    Jenn PAugust 8, 2014
    Perfect on a hot summer day. Mango and vanilla custard was yummy!
  • kat p.
    kat penaJune 27, 2014
    Mmmm! #frozencustard
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HosterJune 6, 2014
    Everything is delicious! They'll let you sample any flavor!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChiuOctober 6, 2013
    My personal fave is the cotton candy flavor. Great reminder of a childhood long gone.
  • Rita's Water Ice
    Rita's Water IceSeptember 19, 2013
    follow us on facebook www.facebook.com/ritasnyc and on twitter @ritasmanhattan to find out about our activities and specials year round. Thank you to all our loyal customers
  • Zahrah E.
    Zahrah EktefaeiSeptember 13, 2013
    Ah-maz-ing! You need to try it out
  • Zahrah E.
    Zahrah EktefaeiSeptember 7, 2013
    Just had the pumpkin...yum!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LAugust 21, 2013
    Good for the Philadelphians out there. When is the wawa coming to town?
  • polm p.
    polm photoAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place
  • Tatiana T.
    Tatiana ThompsonJuly 29, 2013
    On a HOT day you can't beat this. It is a little pricey for flavored ice but AMAZING flavors and the small is generous!
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia SJuly 18, 2013
    Mango gelati with vanilla custard is my go-to but I decided to mix it up and got key lime with orange cream. SO GOOD. And freak your friends out with the weird colors.
  • Emmanuelle F.
    Emmanuelle FlaxJuly 14, 2013
    These ices are wonderful! Love it! Make sure you come thru! Ask for Gardi!
    Upvoted Oct 24
  • @MstrBrown
    @MstrBrownJuly 8, 2013
    Always great! A little more expensive than New Jersey.
  • Qbrad W.
    Qbrad WitoverJanuary 4, 2013
    Delicious as always
  • Miss Sia
    Miss SiaOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Adriana is very nice and personable!
  • Joo R.
    Joo RoAugust 27, 2012
    Try mango gelati with fat-free vanilla custard.
  • Daria
    DariaAugust 26, 2012
    Try a gelati with mango ice and vanilla custard.
  • Tina A.
    Tina AlexanderJuly 31, 2012
    try the banana ice with the vanilla custard. yummy!
  • Moo J.
    Moo JuJuly 23, 2012
    Absolutely in love with the mango gelati!
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley L.May 25, 2012
    Go for Cotton Candy & Birthday Cake!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupNovember 14, 2011
    This store is tiny…don’t even think about bringing a stroller in here. But the awesome counter girls will help you create the best Misto (Italian Ice & Custard) treat!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkSeptember 27, 2011
    Try: Ices ($2.75-$4.25), frozen custard ($3.50-$5) or a blendini (italian ice, custard and a topping whipped together ($5.25).
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WongAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ice and custards! My fave is the blendini. Be careful when ordering the custard on a cup because a lady there would either give you really little or give you a small cup when ordering a medium.
  • Miss Sia
    Miss SiaAugust 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Swedish fish gelati with vanilla custard. Superb.
  • Howcast
    HowcastJuly 21, 2011
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  • betsy m.
    betsy mJune 8, 2011
    Real waterice like when i was a kid in philly. Like chocolate cherry mix
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMarch 20, 2011
    Gelati. Of course. Mango ice and vanilla custard is a good backup plan if they don't have any Florida orange ice!
  • Bruce P.
    Bruce PrinceOctober 31, 2010
    Caramel Apple and Vanilla Custard Gelati is UNBELIEVABLE.
  • Joa
    JoaSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite flavors are creamy coconut and pineapple, must try! The staff here is really friendly.
  • Joa
    JoaSeptember 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The staff is always very friendly... The two flavors that i love the most are pineapple and island blend. Both are rare to come across but soooo delicious and refreshing!
  • joye
    joyeAugust 26, 2010
    Bring a lot of money
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 16, 2010
    This is an official Nickelodeon Parents' Picks Award Nominee!Powered by ParentsConnect.com
  • Shaunequa B.
    Shaunequa BJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Swedish Fish-vanilla custard gelati is out of this world!!
  • Amy G.
    Amy GagnonJune 19, 2010
    Mango ice is the BEST! Sooo yummy
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HunterMay 23, 2010
    Try a Gelati, they're bangin!Don't be intimidated, it's pretty simple.ENJOY :)
  • Marisa T.
    Marisa ThalbergMay 7, 2010
    Nice and generous staff. Fave combo is the root beer ice + the vanilla custard (fat free) - like an ice cream soda!
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HunterApril 14, 2010
    eat a gelati! they're sooo good :)
  • Brandie
    BrandieApril 7, 2010
    bring some gin to put in your icy:-)
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle G.April 4, 2010
    Lemon is the best!
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