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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-6566
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Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Sanibel tradition since 1980,Pinocchio's is a landmark for islanders and...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 541
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
WOW ! What an ice cream shop

You must try this place. The selections are wonderful and the service is excellent. The line is out the door however they move people quickly. The quantity served is off the charts. If you love ice cream try this place !

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Squawbrook
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Branford, Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Branford, Connecticut
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

You must try this place. The selections are wonderful and the service is excellent. The line is out the door however they move people quickly. The quantity served is off the charts. If you love ice cream try this place !

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Pinocchio's Ice Cream is a must visit place on Sanibel. Biking and ice cream! Great combination. They have local flavors-Sanibel Krunch, a variety of ice cream flavors as well as gelato. Then you have to sit along the porch and enjoy the ice cream! Also great people watching here. It can be difficult to decide on a flavor but a... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We stop in several times throughout our vacation every year to get the Dirty Sand Dollar homemade ice cream! BEST ice cream we have ever had!!!

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Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Great ice cream in a small, cramped building. The line was out the door but moved pretty fast (we waited about 30 minutes.) It's something you really should experience if you are staying in Sanibel.

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Groton, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Many flavors can't tell you how many. Very crowded with a line outside and in. Things would move quicker if there was a board both inside and out with a list of flavors vice getting inside and trying to see the flavors listed on the case with people in front of you. Ice cream was good choosing a flavor was... More 

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Marathon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was my second time to Pinocchio's. Great icecream and amazing portions. Well worth the purchase here.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We were told about this one of a kind ice cream place. The ice cream was pricey but definitely worth the experience.All four of use loved the place and would return

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Ride your bike to this spot near the lighthouse - portions are generous and pleasing to kids and adults!

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had read so much about the little shop and decided it was something we just had to check out one rainy afternoon. I have to say the ice cream was out of this world and the portion was HUGE! The only problem was - they had us hook and sinker and we raved about them to all our friends... More 

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Boston, MA area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I did not notice anyother ice cream places on the island. It was a popular place. They have all types of frozen delights.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-6566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 6
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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