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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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English first
Mid Florida, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

After getting recommendations from locals, we decided to drive across the island to Pinocchio's Ice Cream after dinner. When we walked in, we were incredibly overwhelmed by the tight space and large crowds. My husband got very claustrophobic as we were waiting in the narrow space in line. There was a very short distance between the front door and counter,... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Heard people raving about this place so we ventured over. First, we arrived at 9:05 pm and were "greeted" by a young employee "just so you know, we close at 9:00 BUT we will serve you anyway". Gelato nazi attitude (for those of you who saw soup nazi on Seinfeld)!! Either lock the door at 9:00 or be HAPPY you... More

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Pierson, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just what we needed after a day at the beach! Italian ice cream made fresh daily-delicious! Try the Sanibel Crunch- it's amazing. Pets are welcome on the patio.

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Boerkop, Denmark
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the cones of ice i have tasted for a long time. Loads of ICE for low cost. I Can only vote yes for this restaurant.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Huge crowd during late afternoon. Huge portions. Too huge, really. My family liked the Queenie's ice cream at La Dee das in Captiva better.

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Dacula, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is GREAT. The portions are huge and the ice cream is so delicious! My family begs to visit Pinnochio's each day we are in Sanibel. And we do make multiple visits. :-). We tried the sanibel crunch, dirty sand dollar, wedding bells and mint chocolate chip - all Yummy!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Ice Cream here is the Best on the Island! My family and I had ice cream two days in a row here. Be sure to get there early...or you'll be waiting in a long line that sometimes go outside and around the corner but so Worth the Wait!!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We ordered this to have as dessert for a large group cookout. Everyone loved it! Highly recommend this family business.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The small is huge. Look to share if you can. I couldn't finish a small. Lots of variety. Every time I drive by it is packed.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First of all, I am NOT an ice cream person. HOWEVER, I absolutely LOVE Pinocchio's Ice Cream. I can't resist Wedding Bells vanilla. This little slice of heaven is a must-do in Sanibel!

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