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

Only porch seating but very good ice cream. Gelato and ice cream choices. Staff not very friendly. Tasted great after long bike ride.

Thank NancyJ011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are visiting on east end this is where to go, anywhere else on island check out the Love Boat .

Thank trubw3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The refreshing taste of rich, creamy ice cream in a variety of flavors is welcomed by all (except with those with nut allergies). We sought a hot, fresh coffee on a cool blustery day . The coffee received was from the bottom of the pump...More

Thank Born2Trek
Reviewed 5 days ago

The sundaes are large enough to share 2 or 3 ways. The ice cream is delicious!! The shop is small but has seating outside on the porch.

Thank Felicia F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so good we went back! We loved the ice cream and they had some great original flavors. You must go next time you’re on Sanibel.

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like ice cream? You'll love Pinocchio's. Located at the island's east end and always a popular place to spend a few dollars and enjoy other guests on the porch. Do have some Dirty Sand Dollar and Sanibel Crunch.

Thank Kal-Traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful handmade ice cream in generous portions with a number of flavors to chose from makes Pinocchio’s one great ice cream parlor. Be prepared you may have a short wait because this place is well known and often there maybe a line, but it is...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a busy little ice cream shop on the island. Seems to be a favorite spot for many. I think the Purple Cow (black raspberry ) is my top pick. There waffle cones are very good also. Plan to stand in line a little...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have sampled many ice creams in our travels ranging from Ben & Jerry’s in VT to Herrell’s in MA. Pinocchio’s is a top ice cream! Delicious!

Thank Lara G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ice cream. Very creative flavor combinations and ice cream names. Double dark chocolate is to die for and the key lime Hurricane is to die for.

Thank CTorruella
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Questions & Answers
Jennifer B
1 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
15 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
22 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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