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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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“gelato” (164 reviews)
“waffle cone” (70 reviews)
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic ice cream and gelato!!!! Generous portions!!! We visited 3x during our 7 day visit!! Take time to visit this place, you will not regret it. :)

1  Thank Michele S
Reviewed 3 days ago

The owner operated was very helpful on the description and taste of the items. Although we chose to take the items for later in the day, all items chosen exceed the items of deliciousness we chose. The operation features German and other choices and were...More

Thank grsnpls
Reviewed 6 days ago

There's something about this place that just speaks to the old Sanibel, when it was less crowded and more casual and less touristed. It's like going back in time. Love sitting outside and eating my ice cream while watching the world go by. Good ice...More

Thank undinabiker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can sum my review in one word! YUMMY lots of flavors. Family loved it!my favorite was mango sorbet! Cute place. Friendly loved it!cute young men working there. So polite! Had to buy a tee shirt!

Thank Barbara T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another chapter in our family ice cream challenge and nothing but a home run by Pinocchio's on Sanibel Island! I had the Italian Wedding and oh my was it tasty! Creamy and full of real almonds. This was delicious bliss to the taste buds! Nothing...More

Thank swordfish-miami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute find, small space, great ice cream. Generous helpings and lots of toppings.... plenty of benches to eat outside but if there was a line, there is no where inside to wait.... it was 100% out so eating outside was murderous!! Could use a bit...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ice cream the taste and the serving size are amazing. This ice cream are so good the lines are long but fast. Great customer service. You would not go wrong taking your family .

Thank teddy2001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of ice cream, moments from the beach...and sitting outside on the wooden furniture is still the coolest place in the world to chill out and eat ice cream.

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice collection of gelato and ice cream, huge scoops, reasonably priced. Whata more a you want, eh??

Thank George F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for Dessert. Great and unique flavors of ice cream and milkshakes. Good quality products.

1  Thank Pittsburghparents
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Jennifer B
2 August 2017|
Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there is nuts at the location.
16 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
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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
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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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