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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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Minnesota
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an annual stop for us. Great variety and flavors. The flow of the line to get your ice cream leaves something to be desired, but it is worth it.

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Brightwaters, New York
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great flavors of gelato, many are their own recipes. Try the dirty sand dollar...vanilla base with malt and chopped up malt balls in it. The animal cracker is a cute touch added to the tops of their cones! Outside the shop by the Lighthouse Cafe is an island magazine dispenser for "Must Do" Visitor Guide. On the second to last... More 

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1 Thank Mary K
Sanibel Island, Florida
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the best ice cream on Sanibel, this is the place to go. No ifs or buts. If you are going to or from the lighthouse east end of the island this is the place to refresh yourself.

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Thank ScooterJackson
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in in the early afternoon for an ice cream. The gelato was excellent, but two cones cost just shy of $10. Welcome to the island!

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge and delicious! Cute place...great place to sit and chat with fellow northerners in the middle of winter😊

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Dayton, OH
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's a visit to Sanibel without some ice cream? My wife and I have been visiting Sanibel for the past 30 years, and each time we come, we stop at Pinocchio's. Their ice cream is made by them, with real sugar and no fructose! I like their Sand Dollar Crunch, and my wife usually gets a small sundae. Choose carefully... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been craving this ice cream since the last time we were in Sanibel a few years ago! It did not disappoint ! Dirty Sand Dollar ice cream is awesome! Every other time we have been there we have had to wait in a line that extended outside and down along the building. It's always been worth the wait!!... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place for a treat. It's pricey though so expect that. Good quality ice cream and lots of flavors

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SLC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local standby, huge scoops, nice flavors. Chocolate is black bit tastes good. Please consider making shakes.

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Prior Lake
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a cute & delicious place to get ice cream! Our daughter can't resist the Gator Stew every year she goes there. We tried the Vanilla Bean & Mocha Java combo this year and had to go back for more another evening!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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