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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” (1,064 reviews)
“gelato” (159 reviews)
“waffle cone” (70 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 yesterday

I often do reviews of places I've been before many times because I've sought places like this out over the yeas and in many cases its worth going back again. Pinocchio's is one of those places. Yes the lines are long and the cost is...More

1  Thank Fred460
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped by for ice cream on our recent visit to Sanibel. First time on the Island, first time at Pinocchio's. The place was full, and so we opened the door to wait our turn. We were first scolded about leaving the door open. Sorry....More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Reviewed 2 days ago

We hit Pinocchio's every summer when we're on the Island. And this time was no different. People say it's expensive, but really, they PILE on the cream!!! It's so worth it for the quality and quantity. Staff is friendly and super efficient. They are incredibly...More

1  Thank beckylaliberte
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent selection of ice creams, sorbet and gelato. We visited it both evenings of our stay and a very short stroll from our hotel.

1  Thank judeg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get the dirty sand dollar ice cream...delicious!!! It was worth the trip to the East End....can't wait to go again!!!

1  Thank bozobuddy
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have never been afraid of trying a new place for gelato/ice cream, so on a recent trip to Sanibel, we found some coupons for a free topping at Pinocchio's. For those who have not been to Sanibel before, Periwinkle Way is the "main" drag...More

Thank Kurt M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They are a tad pricey but what isn't on the island. However the value is actually great as they have huge servings. I loved the flavors but would not let my kids get the biggest cones again, they wasted over half. Will make this a...More

Thank syrwxman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the hurricane, but I believe that you cannot go wrong with any of the flavors. If you want a good family outing this is a good place to go.

Thank _TeamP10102015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughters and I stopped in late one evening. One daughter chose the Beachwalk and the other selected a double scoop of 2 flavors. Both enjoyed their selections and I helped with the Beachwalk. WARNING: these servings are huge. The Beachwalk could have easily been...More

Thank Angel T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seriously some of the best I have ever had. Order a "small" or one scoop as they are HUGE portions! I recommend getting your ice cream in a cup so it doesn't melt all over you while attempting to eat it :-). They have some...More

Thank rikkirn2
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Questions & Answers
15 July 2017|
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
23 December 2016|
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Response from Mr Z | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them for that answer - i wouldnt even begin to guess
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Restaurant Details

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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
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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