"Chocalate anyone at Ghirardelli" Ghirardelli Square Tip by SLLiew

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco: 42 reviews and 73 photos


Here are you can view the making of dark brown chocolate of Ghirardelli fame while eating some. There are many great shops and galleries and restaurants waiting to be discovered inside the Square and building.

Here is the story behind this chocolate factory from the official webiste:

"Domingo Ghirardelli - Born in Rapallo, Italy in 1817, Domenico "Domingo" Ghirardelli learned about the confectionery and chocolate trade by the time he was 20. Uruguay and Peru were the first places he set up shop -- but tales of the Gold Rush were irresistible. In 1848, Domingo's neighbor, James Lick, packed up $25,000, 600 pounds of Ghirardelli chocolate and sailed for the San Francisco Bay. A year later, Domingo followed him through the Golden Gate. "

Address: 900 North Point Street at Larkin
Directions: Near Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: (415) 775-5500
Website: http://www.ghirardellisq.com/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 17, 2006
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