Candor by Giuseppe
Love the food, very fresh. Home cooked Italian food at its best!!
Have been here three times and the food is consistently excellent!
Great experience! Parking was not a problem and the food was very tasty. Great mimosas, too!
Candor is excellent. The menu is a creative combination of Italian and California farm-to-table. Lots of veggies and interesting flavors. They also have specials every weeknight. The Osso Buco with butternut squash risotto is outstanding. Friendly, attentive, excellent service . . . and the owner, Guiseppe, is usually there and available to talk about the menu.
The only knock on Candor is that it's very small. So you definitely need a reservation, even on a weeknight.
OMG. So delicious!!! Excellent food and nice atmosphere. I've gone several times for brunch, lunch and dinner. It has not disappointed! This last time we were there on Saturday night. We were immediately greeted by friendly staff. The restaurant filled up quickly. They have a fun and creative menu. We started with the tomato soup and the Little Gem Caesar salad. Our main entrée was the house special which was a grouper (lean, moist and mild) with potatoes and tapenade. The wine list is phenomenal and fairly priced. Our dessert was a tasty seasonal cobbler with to-die-for pistachio gelato. We also had their famous carrot cake. All was so yummy. I can hardly wait to go back. Highly recommend!!!
A wonderful evening of delicious cuisine. We were fortunate to meet Giuseppe when he came by our table. We’ll be back soon!
Excellent food, good service, great neighborhood restaurant
Relaxed service, casual but upscale atmosphere, excellent food! Really nice surprise and one of the better dining experiences of the year. We’ll be returning often.
Our new favorite restaurant in La Jolla! Food and service are always outstanding. We have enjoyed several meals at Candor and have been impressed each time. Our server Chris deserves a special shout out for his kind and solicitous service. We look forward to returning soon.
We've been here twice for dinner and LOVE it. The food is wonderful and the menu interesting and inviting. I understand they will be getting a liquor license soon and that will be a nice addition. The indoor space is small and 'high energy' but they also have an heated outdoor dining area.
My suggestion is to warm up the patio. Put more heaters all around including on a lower lower level to keep her legs warm! Thank it’s what I said be nice
Delicious food. A favorite for brunch! Full menu, many choices.
this was our 5th visit to CAndor………….they nail it everytime!! Food is delicious, prepared and served beautifully...best papradelle anywhere! Baby Caesar salad...excellent...we are so impressed with their food and staff, so nice to have it closeby….have recommended it to so many friends...all of whom have had positive feedback...
just wish they had cushions on those chairs!!!!!
thank you Candor!
congratulations on such a great eatery...
new neighborhood spot, hoping it'll appeal to locals and do well.
Great food, and the staff were so welcoming. I'll definitely be back.
Exceptional food and A+ service! My new favorite place. We had a delicious Sunday brunch!
A great neighborhood gem for a weekend brunch. You will not be disappointed by the food and service.
If you want to have delicious meal, the perfect wine to match with it, and be served by people who take pride in what they do and care about making their customers happy, this is the place. The menu is eclectic, everything is fresh and flavorful with plenty of options for meat and seafood lovers as well as those who enjoy a more plant-based meal. And leave room for dessert!
Best new restaurant in La Jolla!
I like the restaurant very much. We have had very good meals there. The service is always good, and there is a friendly vibe about the entire restaurant. It is noisy, and since I don't care particularly well, it is a problem. Next time I will sit outdoors which I believe is quieter. Overall it's a very good dining experience.
Food was excellent and service was amazing!! Giuseppe and the new GM (Sebastian?) make you feel so welcome! Definitely a new favorite :)
We celebrated a birthday for one of our gals. Giuseppe was so gracious with a taster and a dessert. His staff is terrific. It couldn’t have been nicer!!
Love this new bistro from Guiseppe! Food and service is excellent and we look forward to many more visits. They may want to cover the open doorway on cooler nights as it was pretty chilly inside.
Had a birthday brunch at Candor and enjoyed the wild mushroom omelet; good flavors and the potatoes with it were excellent.
Excellent food and service, I would highly recommend Candor
The meal was delicious and service excellent. If you sit in the outside patio the noise level is fine. Inside is pretty loud. It is an intimate setting. Parking can be challenging but worth a few blocks walk.
As always, Giuseppe does not disappoint. The food was extraordinarily delicious and the service, superb. Every time we are in town, this is our go to place for both dinner and lunch.
Best ever Cream of Mushroom soup I ever had! Everything was delicious, service was over the top great, the owner came by to see how we liked everything! Will definitely go back and have recommended to friends already!
Liked LJ Contemporary Museum location better (more outdoor space), but will follow his food anywhere.
Nothing special about this place. Everything was just mediocre. It was a birthday brunch, which I indicated when reserved, but no special greetings or treat. Disappointed.
Fabulous! Such a cozy space with great food and a nice vibe
$25 is WAY to much to charge for corkage for a casual restaurant
Excellent food and service. One suggestion: put the grilled cheese lobster sandwich on the lunch menu.
Only problem we had was that they allow dogs to sit on people’s lap or at the table when dining outside.( two different tables next to us) I doubt I will return because that just seems completely unsanitary and not up to health code.
Service and food were great...just eat indoors unless you like eating at the table with your pet.
The atmosphere was wonderful made for a nice girls brunch. The salmon scramble was sooooo yummy. Coming back to try more options as everything looked and sounded great. One picky thing I have to say is they don’t have ranch. I know, I know but hey there potatoes are soo good I would love to just dip a corner in a homemade ranch to top it off.
Nice restaurant, good meal, but not spectacular
Zip-Lock dining on the patio is probably preferable to the dining room inside, which needs better lighting. Food was good if not great.
we loved this place...……...everything...….but the food was exceptional...
just perfect....best pasta we have had in awhile...others pale...
thank you all at Candor for the service, the welcome and the lovely evening...
we will return very soon.
We love Candor - delicious food, wonderful ambiance and excellent service. I brought a friend with me from out of town this time and he loved it. We’ll definitely be back!