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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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Dining options: Quick Bites, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Seating, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Wish I was in town longer to try all of the flavors! The mint chocolate chip was great and the servings were huge. There was a line and I'm sure there always is, but the service was fast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wish I was in town longer to try all of the flavors! The mint chocolate chip was great and the servings were huge. There was a line and I'm sure there always is, but the service was fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The ice cream is delicious and refreshing after a hot day on the beach. Lots of flavors to choose from and generous portions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

HUGE portions, i would recommend going hungry and on a hot afternoon. Great service from the staff and had a good selection of dairy and non-dairy flavors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing ice cream and fairly priced! we went here one night after dinner and everyone loved it! Be prepared for a bit of a wait. the line was long and with so many choices people take their time sampling different flavors. But its worth the wait!!

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stopped in for ice cream down by lighthouse. Great ice cream many flavors to choose from, even sugar free. It also has a coffee and cake store attached you can purchase breakfast there in the AM.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We always go to Pinocchios when visiting Sanibel. The wait sometimes can be a bit long but the ice cream and italian ice is always delicious. Great stop on the summer time. And they have bike parking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There's nothing like homemade ice cream when you're at the beach, and this is simply the best. Every flavor we tried was great. Feels like an old-fashioned parlor and the service was excellent despite the long lines.

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Pekin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I stopped in for a treat at Pinocchio's while vacationing in Sanibel. I had the Dirty Sand Dollar, which was creamy chocolate ice cream with chocolate pieces, coconut, caramel, and malted milk balls. It was delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Always stop here when in Sanibel! Located on the Lighthouse end of the island, there are normally long lines in the summer but they move quick and it's worth the wait! The Sanibel Crunch is my favorite! The coconut and nuts make it delicious! They also offer several of their own creations to go with some of your normal ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ice cream tasted amazing and they give a lot of ice cream or gelato for a good price. I strongly recommend this place to anyone.

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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: American, 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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