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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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Italian, Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-6566
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Late Night, Takeout
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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    Very good
  • 108
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  • 27
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Treat!

It's not a vacation without ice cream! We tried Butterfinger, Sanibel Crunch, Sandbar and key lime. They were all very good. They have a nice front porch area with plenty of chairs to sit and eat your ice cream

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
RaggedyAnn_11
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St Louis
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St Louis
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

It's not a vacation without ice cream! We tried Butterfinger, Sanibel Crunch, Sandbar and key lime. They were all very good. They have a nice front porch area with plenty of chairs to sit and eat your ice cream

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Fort walton Beach, FL
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

They need more space. Even late in the evening in May the place was packed. It's just not fun to order ice cream when you have nowhere to move.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is a wonderful, locally owned ice cream shop. Homemade ice cream, what's not to LOVE? I had the caramel praline pecan ice cream one night and the Key Lime frozen yogurt another. Both were wonderful. My daughter is an ice cream purist and declared that the vanilla and chocolate ice creams were "boss". Definitely stop here!

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Zanesville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Always visit this ice cream shop! good selection and very quaint setting. very good ice cream and sorbet!

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pinocchios ice cream shop has delicious ice cream made fresh daily. My personal favorite is Sanibel crunch and the kids like birthday cake when it's available which is usually every other day. There is no indoor seating but rather seating on the porch. During "season" there will be a long line that does move fairly quick. The portions are huge... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was not overly impressed by the ice cream. Reading all the reviews, I was expecting something really spectacular. Interesting flavor combinations available, but they were underwhelming. I have had better hand dipped Hershey ' s ice cream.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great stop on a warm day in Sanibel. Very unique and many, many flavours to choose from. Friendly staff and really tasty ice cream/gelato.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Best Ice Cream we have had in quite some time. A spot not to miss on Sanibel. I had the Dirty Sand Dollar, and my wife had the Sanibel Crunch. Excellent !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Monday and it was nice and quiet. Good selection of flavours and then you have to choose what to eat your ice-cream out of... Waffle cone, cup... Very nice triple cup for me.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lets just say we visited 3 times during our one week stay. incredible!!!! Cannot remember the names of those we tried... Blackcherry chip? Dirty sand dollar? Mint chocolate chip? And something with coconut, maybe?

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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 6
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fast Food, Dessert, Ice Cream, Family Fare

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?