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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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Sanibel Island, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for ice cream after a day on Lighthouse beach. Apparently, this place is a beloved institution on this island. The size of the cones and dishes were above average. I had the key lime yogurt which I really liked. The ice cream is superb. They also offer smoothies, shakes, coffee and pastries. One unique tradition they have is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those stops you will have to make while visiting the Island. My family insist we go there every time we visit. Something for everyone...if you like ice cream. Many flavors to choose from and just the right treat after a day on the beach. Located in a shopping area on the end of the island.

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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