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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
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.
Excellent! Don't miss this restaurant! It'll become a favorite.
Discovered this little neighborhood gem on a day trip to La Jolla. Due to COVID restrictions, all dining was outside in a "patio" area created in front of the restaurant. Well spaced tables and shaded for guests. Our salads were fresh, hearty, and unique. Our beer and wine selections were crisp and refreshing on that hot afternoon. Very warm and welcoming staff. Highly recommend this cozy and delicious experience!
Great food, excellent service, and a wonderful safe setting!
Make sure you order the eggplant for your starter and the Moroccan Shrimp and Grilled Nectarine Salad - YUMMY!!
The food is always amazing! Staff and owners are the best! We love it here.
It is always a treat to go to Candor, the owner Giuseppe is there and often goes from table to table and chats. It is just like going to your friend's house for dinner, The menu is wonderful. The corn fritters for appetizer are fantastic, Crisp on the outside, very flavorable inside and delicious sauces under them, the wine list is amazing and they often have a percentage off the bottles. I am working my way through the menu and have had many things I had the sea bass the other night and of course it was perfect. Comfortable outdoor seating, socially distances kept, and very charming seating area. . Don't miss this one,
This is unusually good bistro food, with flashes of creativity.
Excellent food and service. Candor is a favorite and Guiseppe is one of the finest chefs in San Diego.
Everything on the menu is delicious. It is obvious the owner/ chef cares deeply about the quality of food.
The food, service and experience was lovely. The chef/owner even visited each table and connected with diners. We will be back!
Always a treat to go to Candor Service is excellent, food is delicious and the wine list is wonderful. I have been several times and like to try different things on the menu . I tried the lamb pasta dish Sunday and it was very good. I had never had lamb in a pasta dish before and really enjoyed it. . I have tried the Salmon burger, fish of day, salads, hamburger, appetizers, short ribs, ..... I have never been disappointed. You really must try this place !
This is a neighborhood gem. Top of line food, wine list and service. A treat in these difficult times, Nice outdoor setting,
Had the best birthday dinner ever! Love this place. :)
Great service and wonderful food. Was looking for something quick and easy and it was perfect.
The chef k owe his stuff!
Service and food was great.
It was wonderful !
Love it. Great food!!
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 221 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.