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All 66 Sanibel Island Restaurants

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 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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Front Royal, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The best ice cream on the island!! Many flavors and all that we tried were wonderful. Quick service and VERY friendly. We went many times while visiting Sanibel.

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Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is good place to stop for ice cream. Good parking, nice size portions, reasonably priced. They have big chairs and benches to sit outside and enjoy it. I wish the young male working the day I visited was having a better day. Smiles and friendly employees go a long way, especially when serving tourists. Enjoy!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Rode our bikes for dessert one night - good thing! The portion of their home made ice cream/Italian gelato were HUGE! Got a "kids cup" and I was the only one able to finish mine! Flavors were inventive - black raspberry, yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went there two times during my one week visit. I had the Sanibel Crunch and the Blueberry flavor. I was more of a blueberry fan. Anyway I definitely recommend it. At least once.😋🍦

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Buffalo
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145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Pinnochio's is a great spot for ice cream and always seems to be busy no matter what time of day. The Wedding Bells ice cream flavor is supreme (almond flavored with slivered almonds in it). Many people get a "doggie dish" for their companions! If you're headed to the lighthouse by foot or bike, I highly recommend stopping off for... More 

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Archers Lodge, NC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Hard Ice Cream to die for a great selection & Excellent service. We were on the island for a month. We stopped every time we biked by. Thx

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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A must go for ice cream while on Sanibel. They give you huge scoops and the ice cream is to die for. Love to stop here for dessert after eating at one of the restaurants on the island.

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Tavares, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

My Sister and I rode our bikes from our Resort over to Pinocchio's to have a sweet cool treat. It was amazing to taste a few samples before deciding the final scoop!! Yes, every lick was an experience worth having. I feel they know their recipes for some of the best ice cream I have tasted. Of course, sitting on... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A nice selection for those warm evenings! several to choose from! Our 5 yr old loved all the taste testing!

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Oxnard, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

How is it possible that I ordered 1 scoop of Ice Cream but receive one that seems like an equivalent of 3 scoops! Hahaha.. I'm sure Ice Cream lovers will definitely love this place.

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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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