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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-6566
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (1,199 reviews)
“gelato” (172 reviews)
“purple cow” (36 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday

So everyone says to go here. It is always busy, lines snaking out the door, on the porch and into the parking lot. For me, the ice cream is nothing special. They do put a little animal cracker on top but really, it's just regular...More

Thank FLSuze
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ice cream was good but looked a lot better in the pictures online. It gets busy at times and there’s not a lot of room inside. I would recommend it to everyone.

Thank klukan
Reviewed 3 days ago

You get a lot of ice cream and the price reflects that. We had one of the Beach Sand flavored ice cream sundaes. Very good. Seating out front was mostly taken but not a big deal. Very small location so be prepared to be right...More

Thank Katharine K
Reviewed 5 days ago

Now I understand what all the talk is about! My girlfriend and I finally found our "to go place" for ice cream during our stay. The wait was long but worth it! The staff were very friendly and seemed to be having fun with their...More

Thank aclancy16972
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stop in for Ice Cream and was surprised by all they had to offer. My wife went straight for the Pastries while I stayed with the Homemade Ice cream. We both were amazed at how fresh and delicious it was. The staff was Great...More

Thank fljohn820
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don’t mind waiting a few minutes in line, it’s a great place for ice cream on the island. Original flavors and a friendly staff.

1  Thank Aaron B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do even 5 minutes of research on Sanibel Island, Pinocchio's Ice Cream will come up again and again as THE place to get your ice cream fix. So, our first day on Sanibel, off we went to see what the fuss was about....More

Thank the3ds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laurie was very personable and friendly and a great server for this shop!!! I visit as much as possible and will say it is one of my favorite places-even at $6 for a small ice cream-it is delicious and quite the treat for all. Good...More

Thank JULIA68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice treat during our week at Sanibel. The ice cream was delicious. I would recommend Nana & Papa’s Kisses which is peanut butter and chocolate. The Sanibel Crunch was great too! We enjoyed sitting on the front porch eating our treat.

Thank W1144MZmelissat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We remembered Pinocchio’s from our last visit to Sanibel and had to stop in again. The employees were very friendly and the ice cream was as good as we remembered it.

Thank scoobysmom2003
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer B
1 August 2017|
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Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello Jennifer, As with other food establishments, we are not a nut-free facility. That is not only do we produce some frozen confections that contain nuts, but we also serve them in cups and cones that were made in a... More
15 July 2017|
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Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello Becky, Your Instagram posted yesterday and we responded by providing you with my personal mobile telephone number to discuss your issue but unfortunately, I did not hear back from you and I had no other means of... More
23 April 2017|
Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Purple Cow is a combination of flavors but the primary flavor is Black Raspberry with bits of chocolate chips. Please stop in and ask for myself, my husband Tom or daughter Stephanie... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-6566
A Sanibel tradition since 1980,Pinocchio's is a landmark for islanders and visitors alike. All ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, custard, sorbet and sorbetto is made fresh daily in "Pinocchio's Lab" on premises from the finest & freshest ingredients. Family owned and operated, we serve 37 flavors of our 130+ repertoire daily. 10 Time Winner BEST of the ISLANDS BEST ICE CREAM including 2014, '14 BEST GELATO and '14 BEST FROZEN YOGURT, Nat'l Geographics Top 10 Best Ice Creams in Gulf Coast America and many more accolades from events, organizations and local food critics. We appreciate our Customers and consider Customer Satisfaction carefully. To our new Customers, Thank You for Coming In and Trying Our Signature Ice Creams. To our returning Customers, Welcome Home. Gustare! The Puma Family
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