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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-6566
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I specifically went here because of fond memories from another vacation. I think their specialty ice creams are best, but I had sugar free, no fat mint chocolate chip this time and it wasn't very minty. My mom had sf/NF chocolate and she said it didn't taste like chocolate, but the server was kind and let her dump it and... More 

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best ice cream on Sanibel Island. The servings are very generous and delicious. They have great variety of flavored. You'll have to pick your favorite flavor.

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middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best ice cream that you will ever have found this place by chance and omg we went twice if l lived there I would go at least twice a week

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Foyil, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ice cream , I had the dirty sand dollar sundae, the portions are large, the ice cream is delicious. No indoor seating but they had plenty of outdoor seating. Fun for all ages.

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Satellite Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-stop when on Sanibel, great ice cream selections that are yummy and original, would recommend the "dirty sand dollar" which is vanilla, some chocolate fudge and bits of malted milk balls.

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Waterville, Maine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best ice cream in town!! Very busy and small building, but they make it work. Worth the wait! Love the cute animal cracker on each cone, nice touch!

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Thank Tabatha K
Delray Beach, Florida
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for some ice cream. Got a medium cup that ended up being way too much. Couldn't eat it all. It was good but not what I would call premium ice cream. The staff was not really warm and fuzzy but they were attentive.

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Thank Terry W
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's still a treat to run down to Pinochio's for gelato. The addition of some traditional Italian flavors is great, but still gotta love Dirty Sandollar! The classic animal cracker on top keeps the nostalgia thick. Thank you for keeping this gem humming along.

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Thank Chiccy_Babe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanibel crunch is pretty good. I didn't feel like they had a lot of options. It was alright but not really worth the price. $5 for a single scoop is a little pricy for ice cream.

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Thank Ashleyrose2004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Pinocchio's is a tradition anytime we visit Sanibel. They have their own special flavors (Sanibel Crunch and Dirty Sanddollar) as well as standards and a variety of gelato. All servings are large and delicious. A popular place for good reason. Save room for ice cream!

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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 33957-7436
  • 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?