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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” (171 reviews)
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-7436
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A friend recommended Pinocchios and yes, we went two nights! The ice cream is excellent and the special flavors such as sand dollar are excellent. It’s a small facility and the first night the line was out the door and down the walk. The line...More

1  Thank Amy C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first trip to sanibel island and found this to be a must stop for ice cream - it did not disappoint! Very friendly staff and the ice cream was amazing. Thank you!!

Thank Aunika H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped here after a bike ride and it was worth it , Maybe a little high priced but when you are on vacation in high season not much you can do. It was busy , they were pretty fast, sitting is limited , but once...More

Thank Neill A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great ice cream! Friendly atmosphere! A must stop for any visit to Sanibel, I bring every family member that visits.

Thank Mjackson232619
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hurry, so you can get in line! Folks of all ages shuffle to the end of the line; but no one is complaining. Piocchio's Ice Cream has so many flavors. I have to be gluten free, yet I had plenty of choices. Some get sundaes....More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have enjoyed Pinocchio’s for years now. It is a convenient stop after sunsets at Lighthouse Beach. Our last visit, however, the garbage was overflowing and the ice cream was too soft (melty) due to an issue in the store. Still tastes good but they...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been enjoying this hot spot for years , however this year ice cream not very flavorful. We all had a different flavor but none very good. When you wait in line and pay their prices it should be worth the wait.Very disappointed.

Thank bhfoodie2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pinocchio's seems to be the favorite ice cream spot on the island and definitely worth a visit. We went on a Monday night after dinner and had to wait in line for 40 minutes it was so busy. But everybody was in good spirits and...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Offers a nice variety of flavors of ice cream. The ice cream is good and the staff friendly. Pricey for what you get, but one is on an island. The outside of the building, e.g. eaves lights etc in need of maintance/cleaning.

Thank Campbell M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here after a long bike ride and it was so good, lots of unique flavors and choices. They could use a little more seating and its always crowded but its worth it:)

Thank Amber C
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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 Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 10
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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