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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” (1,072 reviews)
“gelato” (162 reviews)
“waffle cone” (55 reviews)
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09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The ice cream is good and a nice assortment of flavors. The servings are huge and the price is right!

Thank Buckeyebecky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally I would have their ice cream and then go to dinner. I could go there for lunch an skip lunch too. This is that ice cream place you always want to find, ooooooso good. The portions the biggest you will ever get and the...More

Thank bigrunsaturday
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live on Sanibel and would rather go to the Love Boat for ice cream any day. First, the ice cream is better with way more choices, the parking is easier, the people are friendlier, the getting in and out of the shop is easier,...More

Thank SBI-13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it was awesome. I would go every night I was there. It was pricey however it was worth every bite.

Thank dcriscoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend recommended Pinocchio to us and said we must go there when we are on Sanibel Island. We gave it a try and I must say, the ice cream and sorbet were amazing! We tried the Sanibel crunch and it is not overly sweet,...More

Thank Bean G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ice cream w exceptional service. The girl gave my little pup some vanilla ice cream it was very sweet of her. Great family place w lots of choices

1  Thank sam_cho_517
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to hunt for it but it's a tradition on the Island, busy all day long with great ice cream and employees.

Thank Sanitarian2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ice cream was so delicious!! Sanibel Crunch my favorite. Tastes like fresh coconut in their homemade ice cream. Huge cons for $4.50!! Best Bargain on the island. Staff so friendly. Love this place!!

Thank Gapeach58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here because someone had mentioned it to me at work. Definitely worth stopping at! I got the medium because I wanted 2 different flavors. Talk about large portions!! I thought it would be one scoop of each, but it was a lot more...More

Thank miss1397
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have some amazing flavors! Everyone in our family enjoyed their selection. The employees are very helpful in explaining the different flavors. So glad we went!

Thank viv2367b
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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
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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