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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-6566
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whoever owns this place has a goldmine here. For the week we were here, the only time it wasn't busy was when it was closed. Good, but not exceptional. The staff gets you in and out in good order... a smile and friendly greeting is probably too much to ask, though.

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Thank Joseph H
Parkton, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very disappointed in our visit. It was always very crowded so I assumed it would be very good. Upon entry there was no menu board so it was very difficult for the kids to see the small labels for the flavors on the ice cream case. The ice cream was just OK and a bit pricey.

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Thank jillellrich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day on Sanibel island and stopped here after lunch for dessert. Small place but good service. Good ice cream and bring your appetite!

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Thank Todd D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yummy ice creams, HUGE portions!! Outdoor seating only. We stayed across the street and they had customers every time I looked.

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Thank Robyn M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The island themed flavors are great; love the Wedding Cake and Dirty Sand Dollar especially. A great stop on the way back from the beach.

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Thank Catbody
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ice cream was pretty good, but didn't quite seem to live up to the hype of ratings. The small was pretty darn large, sign said (1 type); I would suggest maybe advertising that customers can get 2 flavors with that size.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in because we had heard how good the ice cream was. We were unaware of how huge the portions were!!! Well, since they had so many great flavors, I ordered 2 in a waffle cone. This was the first time in my life that I could not finish my ice cream!! Absolutely delicious!!!

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Thank Teri L
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Pinnochio's Ice Cream during our stay on Sanibel Island. Portions are pretty large, so a small or even a child's size serving was plenty for me, but the ice cream was so good, and there were some great flavor options offered!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw one family order one bowl of ice cream, eat about half of it, and throw the rest away! Baffled at first, we soon learned why. The ice cream is excellent but very rich. I generally don't get it when people call food too rich; I think my tolerance for rich food is pretty high. But this is super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our entire group found a flavor to like... Large scoops, friendly staff. A good mid-afternoon stop on a hot day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?