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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 2013
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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Elk River, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I loved the ice cream. Try the dirty sand dollar. So good. My husband and I split a waffle cone. We were amazed that it really was enough for us to share. The line moved fast, too. The workers let us try many flavors and were helpful with suggestions.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you like ice cream you need to try Pinocchio's. They make all there's own ice cream but be mindful of your order. Their serving sizes are huge and you'll want to eat every last bite. Be prepared for a long, long line up because it is really that popular.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

One star for good flavors of ice cream. Zero stars for grouchy teen workers. Zero stars for ice cream that is too soft and warm to stay on the cone. Zero stars for bad traffic flow in the store. We prefer Poco Loco.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The ice cream was fine but the experience was not much fun. The place is small and there was a line to get in the door. Once in there were two sections of ice cream tubs but the flavors were not labeled in the first section. So as we inched forward to order we had nothing to base a choice... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There was a LONG line but it moved fast! Portions are big...order the kiddie size! All flavors were delicious!

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Worth coming to the eastern end of the island for if you are not already there. The dirty sand dollar ice cream was great, but I liked their other custom flavor (think it was Sanibel crunch) even better. Nicest part about this place would be the long patio with many seats where you can sit in the shade to enjoy... More

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Richmond, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Pinocchio's has excellent ice cream. Always busy. Porch for sitting, eating, and watching the world go by!

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We came to Pinocchio's after a late supper. It was probably close to 8:30. Be prepared for a long line! We don't mind waiting, but what we did mind was the rude attitudes given off by the staff. We understand it was very busy and the line was very long, but some of the remarks they made when people came... More

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Tucker, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Unbelievably delicious fresh made ice creams and sorbets! The portions are extremely generous, so sharing is easy. The parking is very, very tight, so be patient!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Pinocchio's was pretty good. The ice cream was fine. But do not order the mango sorbet it made me sick. Long line is there but clears up quick. Overall decent service. They put animal crackers on everything so you get a free snack! Ice cream was pretty good but I've had better.

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