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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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The frozen dessert was fine, but not as great as other reviewers might indicate. You don't get a lot of help at the counter, so try and be ready with what you want, and don't dawdle. Maybe it was an "off" evening, but we won't be back should we return to Sanibel. Too bad, as we were looking forward to... More

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Jackson, Missouri, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

All of you ice cream lovers, do not miss Pinocchio's on your visit to Sanibel Island. This is a neat little venue, close to the lighthouse on Sanibel Island. There is ample parking and as you enter the establishment, you are greeted by a friendly staff. One thing you notice, is that they have sugar-free ice cream and a number... More

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Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Delicious and just what we were craving on those hot and humid afternoons. A variety of favors to make everyone happy (even sugar free).

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La Belle, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

By far some of the best ice cream I've had in a long time. I tried the famous Sanibel Krunch and it did not disappoint. If you're on Sanibel Island, definitely check this place out!

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Tamarac, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great friendly help and awesome ice cream...special island flavors. A perfect treat at the end of a long hot day! They even have sugar free and fat free but don't skimp....get one of their great flavors and make it a small if you must

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stopped in this quaint little shop with our family and small kids. My son has a peanut allergy and they were very accommodating, taking extra precaution with handling his ice cream and re-washing the scooper. Additionally the homemade ice cream is delicious! I would recommend stopping in for a nice ice cream desert with the kids.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great ice cream and ample servings. What's not to love? Pinocchio's has original flavors interspersed with the tried and true. I chose pistachio and mint chocolate chip and I was eminently satisfied. My son thought the mint chip was too minty. A one serving cup is enough for one sitting. A two serving cup leaves you a little to sample... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The mark of great ice cream - you drive some home for your sweetie, and it isn't melted :) I love the Dirty Sand Dollar in particular. We also tried the Key Lime and Purple Cow. To make a comparison, it's better than Graeter's although to be fair I've only ordered Graeter's online. Certainly better than the run-of-the-mill ice cream... More

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Sanibel, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unfortunately, I wrote a pretty nasty review of Pinocchio's a while back. I don't regret that review because it was all true, but I'm happy to write now because I believe you have finally got it right. I have always LOVED this place, but their customer service was poor. I have gone back a couple times since my last review... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We've now been here twice and loved it both times!! Great tasting ice cream and not a small scoop! The only problem is you need to eat it fast to prevent it from dripping in the hot sun!!

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