Experience the place where Ghirardelli chocolates were first created.
The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop is where Ghirardelli chocolates were created. Originally from Italy, Domenico (Domingo) Ghirardelli became a well-known chocolatier when he moved to the U.S. The original chocolate factory survived the 1906 earthquake and fire, and operations continued just 10 days after that natural disaster. In the early 1960s, a specialty shopping center was built, which is now known as Ghirardelli square. Shortly after, in 1965, San Francisco named Ghirardelli square an official city landmark.
Visit this iconic place full of great shopping and dining options. Discover the history of Ghirardelli chocolate and indulge in some gourmet chocolate while you’re here. Chocolate lovers of all ages will enjoy a visit to Ghirardelli square.