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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-6566
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Dessert, Fast Food, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: A Sanibel tradition for 33 years,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. Recipient of BEST of the ISLANDS awards each year '04, '05, '07, '08, '09, '10, '11, '12, '13, 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Great Italian ice cream. We go at least one or more times on our visits to the Island. Love the Sand Dollar and Sanibel Crunch flavors and relaxing front porch to sit and enjoy it.

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great variety of homemade ice creams and sorbets. We tried several differ flavors and they all were very tasty!

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42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was referred here by a friend who frequents Sanibel. She told me she goes EVERY DAY that she's there. I had forgotten about it until the last day of our vacation. We stopped in for a treat and I now know why it was a daily event for her. I got some almond flavor (wedding cake?) that was OUTSTANDING!... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful ice cream and loved the flavor of all three of my scoops. A great refreshment break after seeing the lighthouse or walking on the beach.

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Lutz, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We never leave Sanible Island without getting some ice cream and gelato from Pinnochio's. It's so yummy. My daughter, who spent a summer in Italy, says that the gelato is not quite authentic, but it is still very good. It does NOT leave a film on the roof of your mouth like cheap gelato imitations. I just wish they would... More 

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Bristol.UK
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great ice cream...service is great offered us samples to try..and quality of the product is top notch..flavours were incredible. ..love it.

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Lebanon, Ohio
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This shop is down on the east end near the lighthouse. This is the best ice cream on the island. I am hooked on the Dirty Sand Dollar. It is a caramel ice cream with chocolate chips and pieces of malted milk balls. Delicious!!! They have a nice selection of ice creams and sorbets. There are no seats inside and... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Fabulous ice cream and huge portions. Enough said! Sorry I didn't think to bring the cute little green spoon home with me.

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New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We discovered Pinocchio's by accident after a disastrous dinner - we were looking for an ice cream place and asked a police officer directing traffic - what great luck that he recommended this place. All I can tell you is that I ordered the medium with 2 scoops and it seemed like a quart of ice cream - if I... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

An unbelievable ice cream experience - absolutely yummy!!! Enormous amount of ice cream and a cute little animal cracker on top. Worth the wait for a delicious treat. This is not your ordinary ice cream parlor - it's better!

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

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