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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” (1,120 reviews)
“gelato” (166 reviews)
“waffle cone” (71 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not a ton of flavors, but really good store made ice cream......in very generous amounts! My kiddie cup was piled high with enough to satisfy, and my husbands twins scooper was over the top! The food and sweets on the Gepetto side looked very good...More

1  Thank Carol S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Be careful about what you order...a large is a LOT of eating. The ice cream tastes home made and is as good as any gelato found in Italy. We will be back often!

Thank Walt K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Best ice cream on the planet. Forget that you’re a thousand miles from home. Get a cup or cone and just sit on the deck and enjoy. Pick up a sandwich next door at Geppettos for later. Don’t leave the 🌴 island without stopping here.

Thank Sixxpak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I came across Pinocchio's on a recent trip to Sanibel Island with a friend. We stopped there to get lunch on the way to the beach and we're so delighted with all the delicious treats they had. The appetizers and sandwiches were fantastic. After the...More

Thank jadmar01
Reviewed 4 days ago

We usually go to Pinnocchios at least once when we vacation in Florida. A great variety of yummy treats

Thank bucky1324
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here for ice cream (mediocre) but saw they had pumpkin gelato & we love gelato. No more pumpkin on the menu but tasted 2 flavors. Not very good gelato so I got a pumpkin ginger snap ice cream cone. There are better ice cream...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ice cream was good. Some interesting flavors. Decent variety. The help was very nice. Will give it another try.

Thank I6885TUmichaelc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been coming to Sanibel for many years but this was our first visit to Pinnochio's. We are big Ice Cream and Gelato eaters. Tried many of their flavors and we LOVE it. We couldn't leave without buying anise Pizzelle's fromm next door. Can't wait...More

Thank Pauline P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect ending to a beautiful day on Sanibel Island. This ice cream shop certainly lived up to its reviews. Prices were fair & portions were more than enough. Great value for your dollar. Plenty of flavors of ice cream & gelato to satisfy your craving....More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the ice cream and gellato are very good and while there is always a crowd it moves quickly. We usually sit outside enjoying our ice cream and talking to people from all over the country and sometimes Europe.

Thank barbarawyskowski
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer B
1 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

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
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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