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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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362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We found a coupon for this shop so decided to give it a try. We must have timed it right compared to everyone else who reviewed the place, because we walked right in and found no one else waiting. As we were trying to decide...More

1  Thank Leslie_Chi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ice cream is fabulous and they give you plenty of it. Expect a line but it moves quickly. It's pricey but worth every penny!

1  Thank HERB V
Reviewed 3 days ago

This should be a MUST for any ice cream lovers visiting Sanibel!! The man working the counter recommended my flavor, and it was WONDERFUL!! The serving were SO BIG, we could barely finish them!! We were there in mid-July and we chose to sit outside....More

Thank kspiegel2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ice cream is great! We did have to wait in line around 30 minutes but the kids enjoyed every bite!

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a nice little ice cream shop that also offers gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt. It can get busy after dinner time, but the line goes fast.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 5 days ago

They offer a wide variety of flavors and certainly don't cheat you on the amount! I initially was going to get a medium size cup which would consist of 2 flavors, but am glad I opted for a small although I could only select 1...More

1  Thank GreyScott26
Reviewed 6 days ago

They offer a wide variety of deliciousness! There is always a line and it is always worth the wait. Most of the staff seem happy to work there. Occasionally there will be a slightly grumpy employee. Maybe if I had to dish out 50,000 scoops...More

Thank mholden25
Reviewed 6 days ago

I often do reviews of places I've been before many times because I've sought places like this out over the yeas and in many cases its worth going back again. Pinocchio's is one of those places. Yes the lines are long and the cost is...More

Thank Fred460
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by for ice cream on our recent visit to Sanibel. First time on the Island, first time at Pinocchio's. The place was full, and so we opened the door to wait our turn. We were first scolded about leaving the door open. Sorry....More

Thank Beach Bum Woman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit Pinocchio's every summer when we're on the Island. And this time was no different. People say it's expensive, but really, they PILE on the cream!!! It's so worth it for the quality and quantity. Staff is friendly and super efficient. They are incredibly...More

Thank beckylaliberte
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15 July 2017|
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
22 December 2016|
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Response from Mr Z | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them for that answer - i wouldnt even begin to guess
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Restaurant Details

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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
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
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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
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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