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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” (165 reviews)
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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is crazy good. Best ice cream on the island. A lot of really unique flavors and offerings too. The Grasshopper was so good. The place isn’t set up very well for serving ice cream, so don’t be turned off by a bit of...More

Thank thezoodude
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We travel to Sanibel Island often and each trip involves at least one trip (and usually more) to Pinocchio’s. Best ice cream in the area!

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Sanibel, we always make it a point to get sundaes at Pinocchio's. We had hot fudge sundaes in lieu of dinner one evening after a rather filling lunch. They were delicious and just hit the spot!!

Thank graymar6
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like ice cream this is the place for you. Huge portions of home-made ice creams with lots of choice of flavours - the dirty sand dollar has got to be the best! Quite a tight fit inside at times but well worth the...More

Thank chrisatholly55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge portions! Delicious ice-cream. The cones are very good! We had to go twice (and would have gone even more times if we had discovered this place earlier on our trip) Please do yourself the favor of eating ice-cream here after a bikeride to the...More

Thank diagnosereisefeber
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 Scoops of Double Dark Chocolate with the Cherry Vanilla could not have been better and my wife loved her Key lime Gelato. The quality is a wow and the portions are a double wow. Sitting out on their porch eating delicious ice cream was...More

Thank S V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have an ice cream lunch; had already read some of the reviews here - so we got the small - and that was PLENTY! Great ice cream, folks; we saw on the porch, ate our ice cream, and people watched.

Thank ShClark124
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ice cream and the guys serving were polite and funny to the kids! Remember... Do NOT touch Pinocchio!!!!! LOL!!

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect spot for all ice cream lovers! Delicious, homemade ice cream in more than generous serving sizes. My family raved about it!

Thank kekappy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel as a family every year to Sanibel and visit this place SEVERAL times each trip. I don't eat ice cream but the family does and loves to discover the choices you cannot get anywhere else on the island. Fast, friendly service at a...More

Thank mattfasang
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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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Child-friendly, Kids
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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