Rita's Italian Ice is one of the largest Italian Ice concepts in the world with more than 600 stores in the US.
Rita's originally advertised their product as "water ice" which is also sometimes called "Italian Ice". Founded in 1984 by former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo. He bought the recipe from an elderly neighbor, did some enhances and made the recipe his own and the rest is history.
I personally like the Italian ice concept which is like creamy ice texture, very smooth and made fresh daily in the store.
RITA'S ITALIAN ICE UTT Winner #9 Rating 3.97
299 foodies rated 5- Awesome! I would recommend it!
157 foodies rated 4- I love it!
193 foodies rated 3- We had a good time.
31 foodies rated 2- It is OK.
7 foodies rated 1- Thanks, but it could be better.