I have been eying Rita’s for a long time now. Ever since it opened, I have heard and read nothing but praises. They say that this Italian custard really is “happiness” and finally, I got a taste of it last week.
The place was packed when we visited but we didn’t mind the long wait as we couldn’t decide what to get. We got giddy with the thought of combining our favorite flavors but we were not so sure if it would work. Eventually, it was my turn and I asked the friendly guy manning the counter for recommendation.
I chose Gelati (PHP130 for regular) which is a combination of Italian flavored ice (think sorbet) and creamy custard. Since I wanted Strawberry-Banana (coffee was just too sweet!), he suggested that I pair it with vanilla custard. But I want to try more so I opted for the twist (chocolate with vanilla).
The custard sure is creamy and it’s not as sweet as it looks. It doesn’t melt as fast too. (Well, it really wouldn’t since it’s on top of shaved ice.)
The strawberry-banana ice was great too! It was refreshing. But after a while, it gets too sweet and I had a hard time finishing it. I guess even regular is good for sharing.
I would definitely visit again and try the other flavors! I actually liked F’s cotton candy flavored ice too.
Rita’s is located at Unit 115-116 V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan City.