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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
09:00 - 21:00
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visit the place in a very hot Saturday. People stand in line. The place is split: one corner is for cold drink and ice cream the other a bakery. The bakery is better than the ice cream but as much that I try being positive, I couldn't understand people who gave this place 5 stars. The ice cream is... More 

Thank Nati I
Madison, Wisconsin
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well.....two young guys with no experience cannot serve more than 2 customers. And 5? That will be way too many. I didn't like the service. I didn't like the drink. I just didn't liked it!

Thank amitisraeli
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Pinocchio 's while in Sanibel on vacation. Ice cream was homemade and yummy! I had Captiva Crunch. Hits the spot on a hot day

Thank prettyH2O
Grants Pass
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8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far the best ice cream I have ever had! Wonderful variety of unusual flavors and huge servings. My husband had a milkshake and loved it as well. With such great ice cream I would have not surprised if their prices were high, but it is a great value, very well priced! You must go!

Thank yesitsmeagain
Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pinocchio's is a cute, little ice cream shop on the main strip in Sanibel. We went most night we stayed as it was sooooo good. I recommend the chocolate or the Sanibel Crunch.

Thank Shanna T
Massapequa, New York
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here after visiting the lighthouse. Ice cream was definitely homemade, portions generous, and most of all - was so tasty!

Thank Bobby P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent. The only complaint we has was the lack of inside seating. Outside in the heat, the ice cream melted quicker.

1 Thank Owen W
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go here, try any flavor there all delicious!! We ride are bikes here,they will give you samples of anything you ask for. Its not cheap, however at least go there once while your visiting.

1 Thank Curt B
Western NY
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sundaes are large enough to be an entire meal. I also recommend the gelato. Servings are large here, and the flavors include some you won't find elsewhere.

1 Thank Kay7979
Fort Myers, Florida
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just across from our inn and a perfect stop after exploring the island and shopping. We both ordered single scoops in a cup and it was the most generous portion ever! The ice cream is made fresh daily and lots of different favors to choose. We couldn't even finish it but it was the BEST we have ever... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?