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“Dessert...enough said.”

Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Dessert...enough said.”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stumbled across this gem while riding bikes around the island. Who does not like an ice cream stop on a hot day? I tried the Dirty Sand Dollar and oh was it tasty! Before we hit the ice cream side, we paid a visit to the pastry counter. They are known for their famous Sanibel Blossom which is 3 croissants in one (chocolate, cheese and berry) We also tried this chocolate upon chocolate upon chocolate pie thing. I wish I remembered the name because it was SO good. Just look for the most chocolate thing they have and that is it! Do not miss this place while you are in Sanibel!

  • Visited July 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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“You will become addicted!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

This place has the best ice cream I have ever had. Their signature flavors, Dirty Sand Dollar and Sanibel Crunch are amazing! They are generous with their portions, and the place is always full! Once you go, you'll be hooked!

Visited July 2013
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Munster, Indiana, United States
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“Lots of options poor service”
Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

I bought a waffle cone and two dishes of ice cream. Half of the Italian ice cream fell out onto the counter and I showed the man working there expecting to get more since I was still at the counter. Instead he gave me a wet towel to clean it up!

  • Visited July 2013
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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great ice cream”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very good and unique flavors. The line can be long but definitely worth the wait. The prices were about normal for a stand alone shop. If you are looking for cheap, try the iced milk at Dairy Queen down the road.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“No tall tale here...it is AMAZING!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This is a definite must do when visiting Sanibel! The ice cream flavors and concoctions knock Cold Stone, Baskin Robbins, etc. out of the park! We will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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