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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My shelling Friend from Michigan and I stopped by after going to the Sanibel Island beaches in the afternoon. My friend got the green apple/Carmel gelato combo and I Rum Raisin/Carmel Praline Pecan ice cream combo! Each medium size dish were huge in portions! Both were delicious tasting but not too rich! We both had enough to save for another... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Rent bikes at Billy's, ride to the lighthouse then stop here for a cool treat! The kids will love it and so will you! Delicious little island ice cream shoppe with lots of great flavors and friendly service. (And bike parking in front :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A friend and I are staying at The Holiday in Sanibel and heard great things about this place. We did a quick stop and got the kiddie size and was really filling.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

With all the rave reviews for their ice cream, I made a point to travel to Sanibel and ensure a visit here. I understood the Sanibel Cruch to be a coconut ice cream with toasted coconut & nuts with cocolate. Sounded awesome, BUT it wasn't all that. Better coconut at my local homemade ice cream vendor at home. Maybe, I'm... More

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Awesome ice cream, huge portions, what more can you ask for? Don't forget to sample as many flavors as you can! Enjoy, the local special flavors as well.

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Richland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

loved the very fresh ice cream&ambience here..could have become a nightly habit..but on vaca..Hey!Enjoy&then take a walk!

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70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Ever since I've been to Italy, I've been hunting for gelato that can hold a candle to the real Italian stuff. The gelato made here is pretty darn close and their ice cream is excellent. It's made on premises so you know it's the real deal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Sanibel crunch is our choice every time! We were there for eight days in late Aug/early Sept. and unfortunately we could only go twice. They were closed for an annual clean/refurbishment. Keep that in mind when you're traveling to Sanibel in their off season. Staff is friendly and the portions are HUGE! Love to sit outside on the deck chairs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stumbled upon this place when we were driving around. The service was not notch. We weren't sure what to try. They gave us some samples, one was better than the next. I had a waffle cone with Italian wedding cake ice cream. It was heavenly. I have never had a better ice cream.

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Cincinnati, OH
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here for some ice-cream and it is fabulous. Yes, they ran out of bananas but there's so much more to choose from. They also have gelatos. The price is very reasonable for island-type foods. I've been to Mackinac Island in Michigan where they charged so much more for ice-cream. This place is very good, very reasonable in prices,... More

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