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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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Sanibel twice. I have tried the other places for Ice Cream. Pinocchios is the best. It's small, but the flavor and quality are HUGH. Love it, and can't wait to go back.

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Thank Riverdowg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good ol fashioned ice cream shop with good ice cream ! Doesnt get any better ! A bit pricey but an island tradition for us, they have grown also and added more to the once little ice cream shop on the corner.

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Thank Mauro Z
Tice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found coupon for FREE topping in local travel guide, and went here.....worth the wait...if I had not waited till last day of stay, would have gone back again and again. Ice cream all homemade, delicious, lots of satisfied repeat customers there

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would place this ice cream shop among the top ten ice cream shops I have been to in my 74 years of research. So many flavors one can never try them all. Very creamy rich. Other things are available but ice cream is the focus and you won't be disappointed. There are often lines here but they move quickly... More 

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Thank Mary Gay H
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

American ice cream, one portion worth for 2 people, too sweet ice cream. Friendly staff. Nothing else to say : I don't know why Trip advisor expect people to prose when writing reviews :(

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Thank Laurie P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second year visiting Sanibel. The first year we went to Pinocchio's every night. It is delicious!!! Every kind of ice cream we tried we agreed was the best. The customer service was great! This year, same great ice cream but the service wasn't the same. We went our second night there and the young man was rude... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted some gelato and were thrilled to find this place. However, the quality was not as good as we hoped.

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Thank Ali G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good ! Enjoyed mint chocolate chip and double chocolate . Servings are very large ! Enough for leftovers.

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Perry, Ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ice cream is very good. The Sanibel Crunch ice cream is unique and delicious. Well worth the trip.

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Thank JB02
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family loved coming here for ice cream while on vacation. My husband is still talking about the famous sand dollar ice cream 5 months later! The service was also great and friendly!

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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?