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always great... took a friend ftom out of town who loved it
We've walked by Zambri's many times on our way to see a movie, but have never entered this exquisite Italian eatery. However, we were more than pleased with our experience, from the ambiance to the quality of the food: all aspects of our experience met or exceeded our expectations. We will definitely be going back!
Great service with friendly staff. Ambiance was really nice but it was a bit noisy for a date night.
Zambri's is on the upswing for sure. The service was efficient and friendly, my plate was the same I always take (Spaghetti agli olio) but cooked and presented exceptionally well ;-)
Can you imagine an extra charge for bread and oil/vinegar. Ten dollars for a 5 oz. glass of non-descript wine. The only good thing about the meal was the pizza.
Was amazing, wife had the tenderloin, it is her favourite meal she has ever had. Anywhere.
It was quite busy as it was Valentine's day and it seemed like they overbooked their reservations. We had a 7 o'clock reservation and were seated around 7:30 pm. We got our foot about 1 hr after ordering. Server was very kind and helped us with any questions. Great job by our server. The food was decently priced for a higher end Italian restaurant. Overall it was a good experience except for the wait for the foot and the wait to get a table but this was likely due to it being one of the busiest days of the year.
We had great experience! Food was delicious, especially the pasta. Will be back soon !
We had big expectations for this place. We had previously looked at their menu and were excited. We were excited until we arrived.
The front area was busy and not well organized.
We were shown to our table. The area was cold. Debated on keeping our jackets on.
Served came and took our drink order. Wine is really over priced. 5oz glass.....
We ordered bread and olives which were fine.
It took an exceptionally long time for the server to take our order.
The price of the food makes you think you are in for an exceptional meal. This wasn’t the case. Food was fine. But nothing extraordinary. Definitely priced way too high.
Staff were friendly.
Haida and the front of the house provide great service ask around! And the food consistently is excellent. Ask for Naomi or Georgia if you can!
Good food, good service. It was cold inside and we could have used an extra sweater!
My favourite place to go for a special occasion, an awesome meal or just for an excellent lunch!!
Good authentic Italian food; relaxed surroundings with very comfortable noise level; good varied wine list; the house wines are good Italian reasonably priced; the service was excellent, friendly and efficient; the only negative is that I would like a more varied menu.
The service was good and the restaurant is in a great setting and very modern. The problem is, our food was mediocre at best. The penne w/ peas and Gorgonzola looked and tasted as if it was a Michelina’s frozen dinner and very overpriced for what it is. The Aplina pizza was slightly better, but still nothing to be excited about. Lots of other places I would rather go for pizza and pasta just thought we would try Zambris, but now we know we don’t need to go back.
It was after lunch rush, DJ not many people. Great food and Jenn serving us was fantastic. Would surly recommend!!
Dinner was lovely. Bathrooms were frigid and one could see one's breath. Not lovely.
Zambri's is always a good experience, the food is excellent, the staff are capable and gracious.
He food and service were great. The noise level and the freezing cold washrooms not so good.
We went for dine around week and the menu was good enough that each of our four diners could find something on that menu. The hit was the lamb shank. Least favorite was the squash pappardelle. The starter broccoli caesar was good but the soup was quite spicy. Both desserts were good and the polenta and apple dessert was an interesting way to take a savoury and make it a dessert. Could have used a shot of Amaretto with the pastry.
We enjoyed our food very much. One criticism: swine on the win list was not actually available.
Mom’s birthday dinner. Great experience! Table was a little snug for 7 people but we made it work. Great time.
We enjoyed our dinner, very tasty. Our server was very good. Attentive, but not overly so, and friendly. We will be back!
We dined early on a Saturday night and were surprised to see how busy it was. But we were seated quickly and service was prompt and friendly. We ordered wine by the glass. The portions were very small...probably 4oz pours and we were not offered larger portions. Since we had read a lot about the “Dine around” program in effect in Victoria at this time, I decided on the $40 menu (3 courses).
My husband ordered a la carte.
My husband was “underwhelmed” by his Caesar salad but enjoyed his meat sauce pasta dish.
The featured menu I chose was very disappointing....all three courses seemed like they were contrived from whatever was leftover in the kitchen....the first course of “crispy broccoli” was good but I expected “crispy”. And instead a plate of steamed cold broccoli was served with what tasted like the dressing from the Caesar salad....in defence of the “crispy” description, the broccoli was not over cooked.
The next course was described as “gnocchi with A sauce flavoured with lamb shank.....what was presented was a whopping big lamb shank on a tomatoey sauce(which was tasty) and two little squares of firm polenta....when I asked the server if this was the chef’s idea of gnocchi, I was told this was his “take” on it....very misleading.
After I dug my way through the lamb shank, I ordered the third course....which I still cannot figure out...it was like they had taken a bunch of stale cake/pastry and topped it with some custardy cream..it was lumpy and hard and flavourless.
We were very surprised to see Zambri listed in YAM magazine as one of the top3 restaurants in Victoria.
We will see how the other 2 compare.
As always, Zambri's provided us with another excellent meal, great service and the perfect ' date night' ambiance.
I love Zambri’s. it is the perfect balance of professionalism and welcoming, comfortable and local friendliness. The food is impeccable and innovative. I loved it. Can’t wait to go back!
Our server was exemplary and the food was fantastic. Everyone at the table of six raved about their meal. I especially enjoyed the spaghetti pepperoncino and fried broccoli as a side which I put on top of the spaghetti. Perfecto.
Great place for a date and nice food. Only not giving it five stars is that the menu was a bit limited.
Delicious food with good service in a great location.
Dine around menu was disappointing, except for the dessert which was great. We didn’t have a very attentive server, and we were waiting a lot, and never received the bread we ordered.
Great experience, Zambri's has a great ambiance. Our table wasn't ready right at 8 for our reservation but the hostess brought us some prosecco on the house to tide us over. The food (we went for dine around) was delicious and the portion size was good. The pasta helping were filling and both the appetizer and dessert really complimented the entree options. I would definitely recommend trying out Zambris during dine around!! Their everyday menu also had lots of different options as well so I will definitely be returning.
Hell yes! We would recommend Zambri's to our friends and family. The food was superb, it was very well presented and flavors were great. Our server Jorja was very friendly and on top of everything. Atmosphere was just right for our romantic night out! Highly recommend for a couples romantic night out!
Very pleased with experience; yummy food and professional service.
Great food and service. The chairs could do with an update. Needed a cushion!
I had visitors from out of town and we were looking for something that was local and not to loud. Zambri's was perfect.We all had a negroni to start, and I can highly recommend the bartender. Both my friends ordered the catch of the day- the salmon and loved it. The waiter who looked after us was just the perfect mix of chatty, taking care of us, and giving us space. The ambiance, the pace of the meal, it all made for a great night out, catching up with friends.
One negative was we all felt the menu was somewhat limited. Should be a few more pasta dishes given its an Italian restaurant. Also, the wine menu was a negative showing only a 5 oz glass or a full bottle? We had to ask to find out we could get a 1/4 or 1/2 litre. These should be listed - WITH PRICES. Thank you.
Pasta was very el dente, under cooked in my view. Otherwise a pleasant enough experience.
Zambri’s is authentic Italian ... simple, tasty and delicious food. The servers are well trained and relaxed, the options are varied and the flavours are memorable.
Excellent, professional but also unpretentious service. Atmosphere has the same feeling- refined but not stuffy. Likewise with the food. They aren't trying to reinvent the wheel, but have a nice balance of classic Italian while still being both contemporary and approachable.
A very well run restaurant.
Nice wine list as well.
A fantastic value and well deserving of their ratings and reputation.
Thanks to them for providing a wonderful experience to my girlfriend and I on her birthday!
The chicken was tough and served in a watery tomato sauce with boiled potatoes. Not much flavour. Prices were very high for what was served.
Thanks for helping my wheelchair bound friend into the restaurant and out to the car at the finish, very kind of Jamie.