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Candor by Giuseppe

4.7
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177 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
With honest flavor and expression, Candor is a fresh take on dining, a neighborhood destination, and go-to gathering place. Always ready to serve up an engaging and savory social environment, community and culture mix seamlessly through an unpretentious and approachable seasonal menu. An American eatery that satisfies locals and travelers alike, guests feel right at home – always delighted by familiar tastes with global twists.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 177 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcharlesc
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Guiseppe and his crew do a fantastic job in this place. it has been open for a year and he has turned it into a great choice for dinner or lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Candor was great, the mussels and clams were superb and the short ribs melted in my mouth. My husband had the lamb pappardelle and it was delicious. At the end of the meal they surprised us with complimentary carrot cake for our 42nd Anniversary! Thank you Giuseppe.

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vipJandAS
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and nice atmosphere with a neighborhood feel.

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vipLori
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food also.

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Nancy
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the restaurant but so disappointed they no longer offer Orichetti (spelling?) It was my favorite pasta dish in San Diego. Please bring it back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was so so.

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KimberleeR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. We will return again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dining experience across the board. Very recommended.

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vipsash
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new gem in the village of La Jolla.. Nice outdoor covered patio, Great food and super service. Always a greeting from the owner Giuseppe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delish! Service was excellent !

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vipAnneW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Candor's menu is well thought out, with a lovely variety of dishes to choose from. The ingredients in each of our dishes were super fresh, and presented beautifully. Giuseppe gave us several suggestions, that were as terrific as described. Service was expert and warm, too. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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KatieH
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been enjoying all of Giuseppe's restaurants for many years; he knows what he's doing, serves great food in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with happy and efficient employees. I will just add to all of this that his transition to being open again for dining in appears to be right in sync with his usual professionalism. Everyone worked seamlessly to provide a great dining experience without it being strange or awkward amidst new health protocols, etc. Candor was just as delicious and fun as ever!

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janb
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The signature dishes are amazing! The white lasagna was light and fresh and the cleanliness top shelf.

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vipTimR
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Giuseppe's was such a nice treat after the quarantine. Their first night back it it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food at Candor!!
Amazing attentive service as well and I have never gone to a restaurant where the owner cares more than Giuseppe!

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vipCaliforniamom
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. It got very loud when the restaurant filled up

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vipThomasK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. Great experience and the food was delicious. The service was excellent and we can’t wait to come back.

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vipChef42
London
79 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, extraordinary food from an innovative menu focusing on local fresh ingredients, a wide range of wines by the glass, and did I mention the excellent, caring service? Candor is definitely my new favorite neighborhood restaurant!

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MichelleR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner catching up with old friends. The environment allowed us to leisurely sit and talk.

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vipNetteW
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was excellent. The food was very good but I would not order the whole fish again. I was hard to eat, had a lot of garlic in it (I should have asked), not a lot of fish and no vegetable other than a small swipe of vegetable puree loaded with garlic. the fish stew was excellent and the swordfish was very good.

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SSSC
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, fresh, inventive menu. Thoughtful wine pairings. Fun happy hour selections to share.

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vipsdfoodie
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at Candor....they get everything right and the food is always delicious.

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vipJohnG
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lighting could use some work, but the food is fine, the wine list interesting, the service very good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent experience overall. Very fresh food in a quaint setting. Great for a date night or catching up with good friends.

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CarolF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! Our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The service was great and the food was ok.

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AdamT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service great. The view isn't the best but not a deal breaker.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food made with individual plate care.

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MichelleR
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2/13/2020: Birthday dinner for a good friend. It was lovely with a nice surprise of 50% off certain delicious appetizers. The food is consistently excellent here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around

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vipMaryKayP
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with plenty of choices for a dinner group or repeat visits.

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vipRobertGFromLaJolla
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in for a quick meal as we were waiting for a concert to begin in downtown San Diego, we had a wonderful pasta dish that was clearly made with fresh materials and the fresh whole fish that had a fantastic flavor, Service was excellent seating outdoor was a warm environment

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vipJanet
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at this small neighborhood gem is to die for! Don't miss the tomato toast as an appetizer. Really yummy . Great wine list! Verty attentive service . Reasonable prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend.

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vipMegan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & outstanding service! Our server was Chris S. and he was incredibly attentive. Couldn’t have asked for a better dinner. Would 100% recommend.

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maureenk
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I ordered a seasonal chopped salad. The lettuce was young and quite yellow so it had a bitter taste to it.
The salad was supposed to have feta cheese in it and it did not.

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vipAnne
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, wonderfully delicious food and service outstanding!

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vipPatita
San Diego
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in La Jolla!!! The food is delicious accompanied by impeccable service. I highly recommend. This is a neighborhood gem.

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vipGrenouilleLover
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, very fresh. Home cooked Italian food at its best!!

FAQs

Candor by Giuseppe does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Candor by Giuseppe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (858) 246-7818.

Candor by Giuseppe is rated 4.7 stars by 177 OpenTable diners.

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