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About Us

Gina, Josh, Morgan, & Caleb

Rita's of Brea

Welcome! Rita’s of Brea is a family owned and operated small business in North Orange County that takes pride in creating and serving fresh daily, handmade, Italian Ice and custard treats for our friends and neighbors. 

The current COVID-19 situation and our desire to support social distancing and “flattening the curve” has given us many new opportunities to serve our community in new ways - like online ordering and order pick up!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve you our Ice, Custard, and Happiness during stressful times and joyful times.  We wish you and your family all the best. Stay safe!


Rita's History Lesson: It started in the summer of 1984. Bob Tumolo, a former Philadelphia firefighter, opened a small Italian Ice business on his front porch in a suburb of Philly. That first shop, named after his wife, Rita, was created to offer the best-tasting, highest-quality Italian Ice. Today, Rita’s is in over 30 states, serving up Ice, Custard, and Happiness to millions of loyal fans.

Why Choose Us?

At Rita’s, “Ice Custard Happiness” is our way of life. We’re passionate about delivering super-friendly guest service and providing our guests with a cool, smooth, delightfully happy treat experience. If you’re looking to build memories, celebrate special moments, mark traditions, or simply need a pick-me-up, our fresh, tasty treats are guaranteed to do the trick. The best part? We take great pride in serving them to our community—and always with a side of happy.

The service was excellent! Our server was very patient and actually encouraged us to try all the flavors.

Cindy L.
Yelp Review

Omg I freaking looooove their hand scooped custards!! My boyfriend and I come here almost every weekend I'm in town to get our fix...

Rin K.
Yelp Review

Rita's is an absolute favorite! Their Gelati's with frozen custard and ice are fantastic!!! 👍🍧

Scotty A.
Google Review, Local Guide


We are located off of Berry St. & Imperial Highway in the Pizza Hut shopping center.


649 W. Imperial Hwy. Ste. J, Brea, CA 92835



12:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday

12:00pm to 11:00pm