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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” (1,160 reviews)
“gelato” (173 reviews)
“waffle cone” (72 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delicious and fun flavors. Great way to cool off after a long day biking. Would definitely recommend for any ice cream lover

Thank LuLaRoe Mary G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went for ice cream a few nights ago- ice cream choices were plenty and overall tasty. They have a bakery connected- service was lovely but our muffins were dry that we bought for the next am. Disappointed with those - but display is very...More

Thank superdupergal
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here for some good old ice cream,. It was wonderful! You get so much even on a small one. The service was Great! It was nice sitting out on the front porch eating our ice cream. Great place. Would go there again

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 6 days ago

They also have several flavors of gelato but we wanted coffee flavor so we had to settle for ice cream. It was rich and creamy and contained small chocolate pieces. We had waffle cones...portions are large.

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well Pinocchio’s is a must see/eat !!! We stop here several times after dinner to grab a cone !! It’s amazing ! They have a great long deck with tons of chairs to enjoy the evening with a cone of your favorite flavor. They have...More

Thank alwaysonthemoveee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here while biking to lighthouse. Small place so cannot imagine it being crowded. Ice bream was $5 for small cup and in my opinion ok. The food on the deli end looked very good, but we didnt purchase anything.

Thank jen121995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rich and smooth with lots of interesting and delicious flavors. The mocha chip and butter pecan were great and the portions generous

Thank Ken E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Terrific ice cream in great flavors! The portions are large so keep that in mind. The lines may be lying, but the wait is worth it!

1  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOVE THIS PLACE. I always get the same thing, Sanibel Krunch. They have the best home made ice cream.

1  Thank indyjack57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious ice cream. Free samples. Homemade bakery on the other side of the room. Worthwhile for a delicious treat!

1  Thank sftbalcoach23
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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

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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
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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