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about candor

Candor is the brainchild of one of San Diego’s most established chef/restaurateurs, Giuseppe Ciuffa, founder of Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering. Focusing on honest and straightforward cooking, as the restaurant’s name suggests, Candor draws inspiration from Giuseppe’s Italian roots.

Having grown up cooking with his mother on the family’s farm outside of Rome, his palate was primed at young age, shaped by a wealth of culinary opportunities from farms and vineyards, to local cheese and fish from coastal villages.

With an everything-made-in-house credo at Candor, Giuseppe sources from San Diego’s local farmers and fishermen, with a bulk of products coming direct from the La Jolla Open Aire Farmer’s Market located down the street. As a convivial neighborhood wine bar, Candor’s extensive menu plays favorites to producers from France, Spain and Italy as well as West Coast winemakers throughout California, Oregon and Washington.

grnfc hospitality group

GRNFC is a hospitality group built on a simple premise.

We believe that food is something meant to be shared. As a collective, it is our mission to bring fresh, local ingredients to our kitchens in order to help create wondrous memories around food.

Founded by Chef Giuseppe Ciuffa more than 20 years ago, what began as a passion for bold flavors that combine his authentic Italian roots and California sensibilities, has spawned into a culinary group with six operating entities.

Each of our offerings provides their own unique twist of ambiance and taste. All of our concepts are based on fresh and local ingredients. Whether our guests are dining al fresco by the water or having an intimate dinner in their home, we always strive for our meals to bring out the best in every experience.