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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-6566
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (171 reviews)
“waffle cone” (77 reviews)
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here after dinner. Small place so pretty crowded. Gelato and ice cream were good, but nothing more than you'd get at other ice cream shops.

Thank Sfarring
Reviewed 5 days ago

Long lines, but worth the wait. Excellent ice cream. Good service and a wide selection of flavors. My husband had the yummy Sanibel Crunch. Wish my waistline could withstand a daily fix.

Thank savannah810
Reviewed 6 days ago

I would drive across the island each evening just to enjoy their Sanibel Crunch ice cream. Delicious beyond words. Great service terrific...best place to have a waffle cone of this delectible blend of sweet cream and treasure trove of nuts. Cannot wait to get back...More

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best pistachio I had. The sundaes and waffle cones are delicious. Good anytime, there weren't long lines during mid day this month.

Thank loveydovey71321
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always people "licking and spooning" on the porch. Favorites are Sanibel Crunch and Dirty Sand Dollar.

Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ice cream is tasty and portions are large. The "scoopers" are helpful and friendly. Ice cream is topped with an animal cracker for an added smile! We loved sitting outside on the porch on the brightly colored chairs and benches while enjoying our treats.

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sanibel Krunch ice cream - heaven in a cup or cone! Another of our traditions in coming to Sanibel. It never disappoints and I love how my 11 year old's face looks the same when we go in as it did the first time we...More

1  Thank Dorothea B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Homemade ice cream. Great flavor selection. I had a mocha coffee dish. Very good. Would recommend over the Dairy Queen.

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little ice cream shop, relaxed atmosphere, lots of outdoor seating. Large servings of ice cream.

Thank kellyrobb31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m an ice cream junkie, a big fan of elite brands like Ben and Jerry’s, Haagen Dazs and Baskin Robbins, but I must say that Pinocchio’s is my new number 1.

Thank RetiredinIndy
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Jennifer B
2 August 2017|
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Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello Jennifer, As with other food establishments, we are not a nut-free facility. That is not only do we produce some frozen confections that contain nuts, but we also serve them in cups and cones that were made in a... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello Becky, Your Instagram posted yesterday and we responded by providing you with my personal mobile telephone number to discuss your issue but unfortunately, I did not hear back from you and I had no other means of... More
23 April 2017|
Response from SimplyBestIceCream | Property representative |
Hello and thank you for your inquiry. Purple Cow is a combination of flavors but the primary flavor is Black Raspberry with bits of chocolate chips. Please stop in and ask for myself, my husband Tom or daughter Stephanie... More
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Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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
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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