Rita's Italian Ices is located in the retail shopping center, ‘Shops on Seawall' at the corner of 61st Street and Seawall Blvd. in Galveston.
Rita's Italian Ices are made fresh daily with real and fresh fruit. “Our signature product is an Italian Ice, a frozen treat often referred to as water ice. It's smoother than a snow cone and combines ice with real and fresh fruit; made on-site daily and served within 36 hours,” said co-owners Mark and Esther McKenna.
Real fruit adds dramatically to the taste of the ice, which comes in over 40 different flavors including cherry, lemon, mango, strawberry margarita, island fusion and cotton candy, to name a few. Rita's also offers cream ices that are as smooth and silky as ice cream but without the heaviness, including chocolate chip cheesecake, fudge brownie and strawberry banana. Rita's Old-Fashioned Custard, a desert similar to soft serve ice cream, is rich and creamy and described by customers as “velvet on your tongue.” Rita's also offers Misto shakes and Blendini deserts with cookie or candy inclusions. Individually brewed cups of specialty coffees, teas and Dove hot chocolates are also available.
Rita's has been in business for more than 25 years with 600 stores open in 20 states. A unique menu features a selection of trans fat-free, cholesterol-free and sugar-free ices and 97 percent fat-free cream ices.
Looking for a unique place to hold a fundraiser or birthday party? Rita's can provide in-house tours for the kids and their mascot -- Ice Guy -- is available upon request. Call about their many catering options: 409-744-4237.
Hours of Operation
Sunday thru Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday & Saturday: 11am - 11pm
Note: Hours may be seasonal and subject to change.