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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-6566
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Ice Cream

A must when you visit Sanibel. The ice cream is delicious. Great on a hot day extremely large servings. I recommend it highly

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Jeffreykmd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

A must when you visit Sanibel. The ice cream is delicious. Great on a hot day extremely large servings. I recommend it highly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visiting Sanibel Island we kept seeing signs for Pinocchio's everywhere. It is what they all have raved about. The ice cream was delicious and the employees were friendly. Can't wait till my next visit so I can try another new flavor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We love great ice cream and search out the best ice cream shops on our travels. Our very favorite is Pinocchio's!!!! We love the Sanibel crunch and dirty sand dollar! Very quaint with beach chair seating on the covered front porch. You won't be disappointed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The line moves quickly and the ice cream is worth it. So many to choose from but all are good. Sorbets are so good too......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This place is not a place to sit inside to eat ice cream, but they are well worth the line or wait. This place is not big but they are very busy. We make it a point to ride our bikes to the light house and stop here to get the good stuff.

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Carrollton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Line can be long, but it moves pretty quickly. Staff is friendly. The ice cream is fantastic, and portions are generous. This will be our go to for evening ice cream form now on!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband, 3 kids and I enjoyed the ice cream here twice during our recent 5 day stay on Sanibel Island. Both times, there was a line, but it moved quickly. The portions are enormous and so are the prices. We never ordered more than a kiddy scoop, and we all still struggled to finish it. The ice cream is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The shop closes at 9 p.m., and it had a line of people waiting to get in at that time. We went about 4 p.m. and were served quickly. All the ice cream is made on site in "Pinocchio's Lab."

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We've been coming to Sanibel for years and Pinocchio's is a required stop making multiple visits each time we are here. The ice cream flavors are unique the staff is generally friendly. Long lines are expected and get worse close to closing time so try to make it in before 7:30 PM. My favorites are dirty Sandollar and purple cow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very flavorful smooth ice cream. Busy restaurant because it is so good. Prices were on the mid range for the amount you get.

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Additional Information about Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone Number: +1 239-472-6566
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Fast Food

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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 10
  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Fast Food

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
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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