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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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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Homemade heaven! This is definitely a go to destination! Flavors are unique, different a and delicious! You cannot make a bad choice. It will be hard to chose just one!

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South Jordan, Utah
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the honey location, big front porch to sit on, the endless delicious and unique flavors, the giant servings and friendly staff.

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1 Thank Mary J
Owasso, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Portions are very, very large! I usually get a kids' size because I cannot handle the small, which is two large scoops. A variety of unique flavours, but my favourite is the lemon sorbetto. Fun place with brightly coloured adirondack style chairs out front to sit in while you enjoy your ice cream. There is a freezer case that has... More 

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Overland Park
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located a short drive from the Sanibel Light - Pinocchio's serves yummy ice cream with lots of options. The servings are huge - so plan to count this as your meal or share with a friend. They also have a shop attached serving some baked items, etc The seating is essentially all in a line on the porch of the... More 

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Christy C
middlesex
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank Angela N
Satellite Beach, Florida
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
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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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?