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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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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We make sure we visit here every year that we come here. There are very few ice cream shops that are anywhere as good as this place. Ask for a taste of anything that looks interesting. My favorite is Sand Dollar. My husband's favorite is the double chocolate. If you like ice cream, don't miss this place.

1 Thank rdj7772016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. We make sure we go every time we're in Sanibel. The ice cream is always fantastic.

1 Thank flamingofan
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The desserts here are not only delicious but large. My wife and I go here every chance we get and have to split one ice cream sundae. I love this place and recommend it whole heartedly.

Thank celticross1128
Longmeadow, MA
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Anyone ever have Cold Stone ice cream? Cold Stone is the Gold Standard of ice cream chains, in fact, it may be the gold standard of all ice cream, but since I have not tasted every ice cream on planet earth, I cannot pretend to be an authority on ALL ice cream. Nevermind. I'm supposed to be writing about Pinocchio's.... More 

Thank racprint
Perrysburg, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You can definitely tell the difference from homemade ice cream and the other stuff. We've only had homemade ice cream in other shops here and there on previous vacations. It's creamy, and delicious! We enjoyed our ice cream on the porch. We look forward to coming again on our next vacation here!

Thank amy l
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pinocchio's is a great place to get a good dessert on the island. You can typically expect to have about 20-30 flavors. They have several flavors that are always available and then the flavors rotate about every 2 to 3 weeks. If you get a flavor that you like that they do not have it they will make it for... More 

Thank Ralph W
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No need to say much here but to drop in for desert after you eat somewhere. Or just drop in. Excellent service and humongous servings of ice cream on a cone.

Thank Albert A
Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Yum, yum, Yummmmm! This is the best ice cream on the planet. Wedding bells is my favorite, but there isn't one flavor that could disappoint!

Thank Kari J
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Riverdowg
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mauro Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?