Candor by Giuseppe
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Always outstanding! Delicious food, so good that I got extra food to-go! Wonderful service that makes you feel welcome. Can’t wait to go back when the shut down is over!
Candor is pretty perfect--dependably good food with mediterranean vibe, good wine list, relaxed environment--Giuseppe knows how to do restaurants, and this is yet another example of his skills, as well as a reflection of his warm and caring personality. Minor disappointment: the salad that came with the steak frites was pretty soggy/dull. Otherwise, all good stuff. The risotto ball appetizers are so delicious, I could just keep ordering those and be happy!
everything was very nice...delicious food, varied menu.
Love Candor always. Best place in La Jolla!
We are regulars guests at Candors and like to introduce friends to it. I really wish they'd bring back their Orechetti. It is the best pasta dish I've ever eaten. But they haven't offered it for a very long time, so I usually get the hamburger.
loved my dinner, so happy the portion size was enough for the next days lunch, even better the next day!
Our only problem was that the avacado toast was too hard for my elderly friend to cut. Otherwise, we had a totally delightful time. Ann
tasty, interesting menu. professional service. cute outside tables
Loved our entire experience and will definitely be back!
first time there, great menu with varied options. looking forward to going back soon. Nice atmosphere.
Well spaced tables for Covid. Great service and delicious food.
Always fabulous when we dine here. The shrimp al ajillo is fantastic. Thanks Giuseppe!!
Staff went out of their way to make us comfortable on a windy sometimes rainy day outside!
Great little neighborhood gem. Good wine list. Good service.
Delicious healthy food in a outdoor casual relaxed atmosphere
Always a pleasure and owner usually there checking to make sure everything is right, The food is perfection, great wine list and now they have mixed drinks, Lots of outdoor seating and heat lamps. Great neighborhood gem,
Our server was Chris and his timing and personality was great.
Always great food- fresh ingredients, perfectly cooked and the bread..... I wish I could resist.
Four of us enjoyed a wonderful evening at Candor in La Jolla. The restaurant has accommodated lots of outdoor seating, comfortably spaced and good for volume control. Our meals were delicious and loaded with fresh ingredients. Candor chefs prepare delicious meals and the restaurant has always hired very nice servers.
Fantastic in every way !!!
Never disappoints! Fantastic menu , great service, food is always delicious! Salads are fresh and creative. I love the salmon burger. Don't forget to try their cookies.. Freshly baked and so scrumptious.
We LOVE this local gem!! Food is always prepared well, great wine selection and they just got their full liquor license. Must visit place!
We had friends visiting from LA who we hadn’t seen since the start of the lockdown. It was a perfect 75 degrees and we sat al fresco. Everyone just loved their meal, with comments like “how can a tuna melt be so delicious?”
We will return, again & again. Oh, and kudos to Sophia, she is fantastic!
We have eaten at Candor many times. It always is a great experience. Giuseppe is an excellent host. As far as ambience, given current conditions, guests are limited to outdoor dinning. This creates some unusual conditions and are not representative of the restaurant during normal times. Still, the restaurant tries to make the experience as pleasant as possible. And in any case, the food is worth any inconvenience. I would nt hesitate to recommend Candor.
I gave only a 3 / 5 for ambiance, as a table of 8 next to us with children were very noisy, dumped over a wine bucket full of ice, and dropped silverware several times. Perhaps if the tables were spaced further apart or the manager had asked them to be quiet. Would have been lovely to eat indoors as well. Great food and appreciated the owner stopping by to say hello.
Food is very good and the staff is always friendly.
Having dined at Candor several times in the past, I was very much looking forward to having dinner there again. The atmosphere is very nice, and quiet, and the service was attentive. However, my friend and I had 3 dishes, and every one of them was disappointing. Each dish was very bland, and definitely not tasty.
I'm very sad, because Giuseppe is a great guy and his food has always been excellent. Hope this was just an off night
Wonderful experience. Always the freshest food with quality ingredients... service is always on point as well! 👏
Given COVID-19 conditions, the staff did an amazing job and we enjoyed a great private table.
Very pleasant experience for every day dinning.
Delicious food!!!! Everything was wonderful
Always a pleasure to go to this neighborhood gem. Chris is often my server and is very helpful. Food is always perfect;y prepared and delicious. Plenty of outdoor seating. This restaurant is known for excellent food and service.
Excellent food and menu for a very reasonable price.
We enjoy Candor for the European style dining and quality of the food. Giuseppe always runs a first class dining experience.
Food was wonderful, service was great, ambiance was outstanding.
Very good customer service. Love the ambiance. I would recommend to anyone
Delicious food and friendly service. Pizza was AAA awesome with amazing texture and crust. Grouper special had the most savory sauce, it was exquisite. This is incredible, authentic Italian cuisine.
Giuseppe’s cooking and his mama’s recipes never disappoint but this fisherman’s stew may be one of his finest ever! A must have! The freshest seafood and an amazing bouillabaisse sauce was truly impeccable. Additionally, the croquette, burrata and tomato bread was delectable. Wow. Always amazing, but tonight really pleased. Thanks, Giuseppe, Salem, Emily and crew!
Delicious food, great service. Outstanding items, wish I could take some home.
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 4.8 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.