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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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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent homemade ice cream with large selection of choices. The original combinations have a great blend of ingredients. Had read that the place was busy but worth it and I agree.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful ice cream! Especially the Sanibel Krunch! We even had it for breakfast a couple of days, we got fruit flavor!!

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Portions were really really HUGE. Husband & I split a kiddie cup & took the other kiddie cup back to the condo.A must place for us to bike to next year

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PA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited twice while vacationing on Sanibel Island. There is a great array of flavors, and we all enjoyed the flavors we chose. We highly recommend this ice cream store!

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Thank GlobalRambler
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not a fan of ice cream but this one was really good. Lots of different flavors and the serving size is huge.

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Thank Vania R
Orlando, Florida
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's going to be packed but well worth the wait. It is cash only, there will be a long line, and it's hard to see the menu items until you're up at the counter and know you need to order quick but it's worth it! Super friednly staff, a nice outdoor seating area, and delicious and refreshing ice cream!

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Thank flflipflops
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream was excellent. We only tried it because of how people raved about it on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. We will return here when we go back to Sanibel.

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Thank Amanda M
Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small ice cream shop, lots of flavors, large portions. Each ice cream cone, sundae, etc comes with an animal cracker on top, not sure what the meaning is, but good ice cream.

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Thank VAvisitors
Dundee, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat ice cream combinations. Love the little touch of the animal crackers on top. Bad layout for entering the store and ordering as it get congested with people deciding what they want and others waiting on their order and yet others leaving. Ice cream starts melting by the time you can get free to eat it.

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Clermont, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today for National Ice Cream Day. Two of us got medium cups of ice cream and could barely finish them. They were the largest ice cream portions I've ever seen and so delicious. My daughter got a child size and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?