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Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream

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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
+1 239-472-6566
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09:00 - 21:00
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Longmeadow, MA
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Anyone ever have Cold Stone ice cream? Cold Stone is the Gold Standard of ice cream chains, in fact, it may be the gold standard of all ice cream, but since I have not tasted every ice cream on planet earth, I cannot pretend to be an authority on ALL ice cream. Nevermind. I'm supposed to be writing about Pinocchio's.... More 

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can definitely tell the difference from homemade ice cream and the other stuff. We've only had homemade ice cream in other shops here and there on previous vacations. It's creamy, and delicious! We enjoyed our ice cream on the porch. We look forward to coming again on our next vacation here!

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Thank amy l
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pinocchio's is a great place to get a good dessert on the island. You can typically expect to have about 20-30 flavors. They have several flavors that are always available and then the flavors rotate about every 2 to 3 weeks. If you get a flavor that you like that they do not have it they will make it for... More 

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Thank Ralph W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No need to say much here but to drop in for desert after you eat somewhere. Or just drop in. Excellent service and humongous servings of ice cream on a cone.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yum, yum, Yummmmm! This is the best ice cream on the planet. Wedding bells is my favorite, but there isn't one flavor that could disappoint!

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Thank Kari J
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to Sanibel twice. I have tried the other places for Ice Cream. Pinocchios is the best. It's small, but the flavor and quality are HUGH. Love it, and can't wait to go back.

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Thank Riverdowg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good ol fashioned ice cream shop with good ice cream ! Doesnt get any better ! A bit pricey but an island tradition for us, they have grown also and added more to the once little ice cream shop on the corner.

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Tice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found coupon for FREE topping in local travel guide, and went here.....worth the wait...if I had not waited till last day of stay, would have gone back again and again. Ice cream all homemade, delicious, lots of satisfied repeat customers there

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Thank FortMyersRecycler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would place this ice cream shop among the top ten ice cream shops I have been to in my 74 years of research. So many flavors one can never try them all. Very creamy rich. Other things are available but ice cream is the focus and you won't be disappointed. There are often lines here but they move quickly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

American ice cream, one portion worth for 2 people, too sweet ice cream. Friendly staff. Nothing else to say : I don't know why Trip advisor expect people to prose when writing reviews :(

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?