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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
Cuisines: Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
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
IL
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“YUMMY!”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

All 3 of us loved the ice cream. Very rich and creamy. Loved the animal cracker on top. I wish they had a sugar free ice cream.

Visited July 2014
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Four visits in one week - enough said”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

We just returned from our third trip to Sanibel Island, and again made a point to visit Pinocchio's. Actually, we went four nights over the time of our stay -- our kids pretty much demanded we keep returning. The ice cream selections didn't change much at all while we were there, but there was plenty of variety. The ice cream was great, and so was the sherbet and gelatto. And while they were always busy (with quite possibly the worst line setup of any place I've been to), we found the staff to be more than pleasant. One night, when told our daughter had a peanut allergy, the server made sure to rinse the serving spoon to make sure no nut residue remained from a previous serving. And another night, even though the place was packed, our request for a sample was happily provided. I'm sure we'll continue to return each time we go to the Island!

  • Visited July 2014
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Alexandria, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Long line for average ice cream.”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

The ice cream was ice cream. The parlor is very small and congested. They are generous with samples and serving size, though you cannot not get one scoop of two flavors. Orders are done by big flavors for about $4.50 a piece.

Visited July 2014
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Potomac, MD
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very good Ice Cream”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

A welcome treat on a very hot day. Ice cream was very good. Loved the SanibelKrunch. Service was very good and the staff very helpful.

  • Visited July 2014
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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Ice Cream/Standoffish Help”
Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this visit but it became a letdown fast. The quality of the ice cream fades in comparison to the employees. Totally standoffish, unapproachable and almost cocky. My daughter was so intimidated that she didn't even order anything. You ask for a sample and they act like they are being bothered. As good as the ice cream is you think that they would hire happy people to serve it. These folks this day would rather have been somewhere else. It really killed the fun anticipation vibe we had coming into this place. What a shame. I was actually going to review the places we went in Sanibel after we returned but this experience was the exception.

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