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All 63 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 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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Oviedo, Florida
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177 reviews 177 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We tracked down this place based on other's reviews. We are so glad we did. Everything is homemade and delicious. The ice cream is fantastic and the flavors are special. They have sugar free,gelato, sorbet as well as creamy specialties. We will be back before we leave!

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New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Very good ice cream, nice selection of flavors, tiny area in which you order your ice cream. Lots of out door seating.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Greater ice cream , great people. Do not be shy, ask for a sample. we actually stopped after visiting the Lighthouse Park on our way to lunch . There was no line and we had time to try a few different types. Sat on the porch with everyone and enjoyed our treat.

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Lido Beach, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Too many great flavor choices now that I only go once when I'm on the island. In my younger days, I went every day. Ha! My misspent youth! It's across Periwinkle Way from the Tarpon Tale Inn (where East Gulf Rd starts or ends) in the same little strip mall as the Lighthouse Cafe. I used to think about following... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

this place is not on the same end of the island as most of the places on the island. But it was worth the drive, we went twice. They have some very unusual flavors. They don't have them all out at once since they have so many different ones. I think they always have The Sanibel Crunch and Dirty Sand... More

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Bates City Missouri
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81 reviews 81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

3 friends stopped by for a taste after dinner. We each got a single dip and should have got the kiddie size. Huge dips but is pricey too. We all tried different flavors. I had the Heath flavor was good but no chunks of Heath bar really. But was good. Other friends tried sanibel crunch and both thought it was... More

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San Ramon, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

YUMM! I enjoyed a signature flavor, Coconut and almond my husband had another signature flavor Dirty Sand Dollar. It was fun to sit on the front porch with other ice cream lovers even if they were playing Christmas carols.

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Milton, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This became our after dinner(and sometimes after lunch) place. Great choices in very good ice cream and frozen yogurt. Worth the stop.

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Kalamazoo, MI
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Sanibel's famous Pinocchio's Ice Cream is another must when on the island. There are always people either eating on the porch or in line for purchase. So many flavors!!! And, all excellent. We like the Sanibel Krunch and the Dirty Saand Dollar flavors. Return visits will have you ordering other flavors. Scoops are not skimped; they are packed tight and... More

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South Chesterfield
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Love this ice-cream. Every time we go to Sanibel, we stop at Pinocchio's. The ice-cream is so fresh and we love sitting out on the porch and enjoying the treat.

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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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