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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” (1,165 reviews)
“gelato” (174 reviews)
“waffle cone” (73 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Sanibel for many years and always end our evenings with ice cream. Pinocchio's is a very popular place and for good reason! They have get friendly service and a wide variety of ice creams and sherbets. They even have a...More

Thank ohiotraveler16
Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved our numerous scoops of yummy ice cream and kind people at Pinocchio's! It's a must visit for everyone traveling to Sanibel!

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have frequented this place for years and the prices continue to rise. Tonite was the last straw. They overcharged us by 2 waffle cones (almost $14 worth!!), and made it sound like it was our fault they screwed up. We probably wouldn’t have caught...More

Thank Diamondave22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popular island ice cream shop that stays open late - long lines but quick service - tastings free, yummy chocolate waffle cones and chocolate waffle easy to eat dishes - gelato offerings - smoothies

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in based off reviews and really enjoyed the ice cream! We each tried a different kind, but the Almond Wedding Cake was the group favorite! Our only complaint was the sample bid the took from had so many more "chunks" or mix ins...More

Thank kmorey303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Pinocchio's for years. There ice cream has never disappointed me or my family. It is pricy, but it is worth it. The ice cream is made right there. If you ask for a certain flavor at the beginning of the...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the double chocolate ice cream. It had a nice flavor and it was very creamy. We shared a two scoop bowl.

Thank Remycub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The featured sundaes are huge!!! And so delicious, I barely have words...don't miss a trip for fantastic ice cream!

Thank judyjoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great homemade ice cream, Italian ice and gellato. Some unique tropical island flavors, too. Nice treat after a day at the beach.

Thank markhC707II
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny ice cream shop. Seating is not ideal and prices a bit on the high side but overall good flavors and fast service. Small size was plenty big enough.

Thank dsharka2010
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer B
2 August 2017|
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Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello Jennifer, As with other food establishments, we are not a nut-free facility. That is not only do we produce some frozen confections that contain nuts, but we also serve them in cups and cones that were made in a... More
16 July 2017|
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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