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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
09:00 - 21:00
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Midlothian, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went one evening for ice cream during our week stay on Sanibel and the line was out the door. It's a tiny little shop with not a ton of flavors and the only seating is outside on benches. The ice cream was just okay. It was good but doesn't compare to the key lime pie every restaurant is advertising... More 

Thank jqwall
Rossford, Ohio
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you enjoy ice cream this is a must stop. Cones were ample size. Nice places to sit outside. Located near some other shops.

Thank 163susant
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It has been a few years since we have been to Pinocchio's and it is still just as good as we remember. This small ice cream shop is off Perieinkle Way. There's no indoor seating but they have benches and chairs outside. The have both ice cream and gelato. Portions are huge and delicious and usually are served with an... More 

Thank Anne N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family are huge ice cream lovers sof when we learned there was an ice cream place down the road, we were more than excited. There was a line put the door to the street, which I took as a good sign, but I was a little disappointed. The ice cream wasn't very creamy. Now, it was edible, but I'm... More 

Thank Jessica M
Leland, North Carolina
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On our last night in Sanibel, and after a delicious dinner we decided to stop here for the first time for ice cream. Upon seeing the size of a small cone my sister and I chose the children's cup which was more than adequate. I chose Dirty Sand regular ice cream, which had malted milk balls in it and it... More 

Thank Linda S
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place!!!! we go there every time we visit sanibel, many choices and good value, definitely check it out.

Thank Tim001Indiana
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Selection is not huge, but there are unique flavors like "dirty sand dollar". Servings are huge (even for kiddie size) and the small animal cracker on top of each serving is fun! Ice cream is delicious.

Thank Ellen P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ice cream was overly soft, but the flavor was good. Place needs a thorough cleaning. Rug outside door filthy. Chairs needs wiping down; all sticky. The restroom was gross. Have been coming here for 30 years & this was a very disappointing experience.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good ice cream. Ordered 1 scoop wafer cones. Huge! Make sure you can eat about 1 1/2 pints of ice cream when you order... Glad we stopped.

Thank kitchengirl222
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here on first night straight from airport and enjoyed very generous portions. A single is really a double! The flavors are unique like sand dollar and coach potato and all are freshly made , super creamy. The second time we stopped for ice cream and added lunch from sister store attached called Geppettos which was also excellent. The... More 

Thank Eric S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10
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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?