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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” (163 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday

Quaint little ice cream shop close to Lighthouse Point. The staff is is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Try the house specialties: Dirty Sand Dollar (malted milk balls), Sanibel Crunch (toasted coconut and nuts) and Wedding Bells (Italian wedding cake). A must at least once during...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not to be missed! Wonderful ice-cream in many flavors. Many cone choices, or you can have yours in a bowl. Have never been here when there wasn't a line. Worth the wait.

1  Thank A1965lisam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place always had a line out the door. The ice cream was AWESOME! They are connected to a bakery type place with other wonderful goodies.

1  Thank 317allie
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There’s one thing that you can always enjoy and that’s ice cream on a hot day at Sanibel Island The line at Pinocchio‘s was fairly long but it was well worth the wait Price was reasonable and portions were great

Thank terry w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this ice cream place at the end of Sanibel. Ice cream was delicious! So glad we were there off season, the very friendly young man that works there told us usually the line is around the store, its that good! Big plus one of...More

Thank Sunday B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had something with "wedding" in the name. It was wonderful. You can sit on the long benches outside and enjoy. I couldn't even finish my medium. I put the remainder in my cooler and drove back to Miami. It was still fine the next...More

Thank Julie V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Portions are large so beware! I love the dirty sand dollar flavor but others are close seconds such as cherry vanilla and butterfinger.

Thank Marla M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream is delicious but a little pricey, although everything on the island is overpriced. It's a must to visit Pinocchio's every year we visit the island. The lemon ice is amazing.

Thank Kerri76ron82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just a average ice cream shop. A little overrated, and expensive. We weren't to impressed by the operation.

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ice cream is good and a nice assortment of flavors. The servings are huge and the price is right!

Thank Buckeyebecky
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Questions & Answers
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 Details

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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
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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