Zambri's

4.3
1226 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
For over 18 years, Zambri’s has been fortunate enough to serve Victorians Italian soul food paired with all the best wines of Italy. We’ve grown as Victoria has grown, but at our heart, we have remained true to our roots. Eighteen years of working with local farmers, being a contributing member of our local community, caring for the environment (we are carbon neutral), hosting Italian wine dinners and always making sure that our vision for our food stays true, have brought us to the place we are now.
Join us for lunch or dinner or Sunday brunch, sit on our sunny patio for happy hour, come for one our monthly wine dinners, have your next event in one of our gorgeous private spaces... Come see for yourself!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(250) 360-1171
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Peter Zambri
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Private Party Facilities
Business lunch or dinner, corporate presentation, birthday celebration, cocktail reception, holiday parties … Zambri’s can do it all! You can choose our private room, the Sala, which is equipped with a 65″ screen and a wireless microphone system and is ideal for presentations, or our section of the Atrium, which has become a favourite for celebratory and casual private dinners. Or both as they connect to create one stunning space!
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Private Party Contact
Yann Frizon de Lamotte: (877) 673-7921
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Blanshard
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Parking Details
Street parking is available in front of the restaurant, and underneath the building (Robins) in the Atrium parkade from 6pm to midnight.
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Public Transit
Yates & Quadra Street
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Special Events & Promotions
email info@zambris.ca to inquire about our private room for your next private event! Whether business presentation, corporate lunch or dinner meeting, wedding reception, birthday etc. enjoy our vast experience and menus tailored to your budget!
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,226 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
54%
Very Good
32%
Good
11%
Fair
2%
Poor
2%
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EK
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great staff! showed up at 3 minutes to 9:00 when the last order had to be in, and the waitress still took the time to explain each dish on the menu and I was so happy with the Gorgonzola penne!

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NK
Vancouver
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

great service, friendly and attentive staff
the olives were exceptionally good
would have liked to parmesan offered in addition to pepper

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RA
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dined at Zambri's after a recital at Christ Church Cathedral. The food is always wonderful, and the service impeccable. Do try the Amethyst cocktail - delicate and elegant!

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LM
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Remarkable in their consistency!

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M
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zambris is by far one of the best restaurants in Victoria. Good value and amazing quality.
We have never had a bad meal.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great hospitality. Exceptional food quality and presentation.

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OT
Washington DC
5.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service team work very well together. The hostess and the server provided terrific service. The food was very good and the price was quite reasonable.

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BE
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another great evening. Perfect ambience and fabulous food. Service was exceptional.

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MV
Vancouver
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly with great food. Wanting to make your meal an experience. The food is delicious.

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JH
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Good food, good service, the “outdoor” seating area was fun.

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w
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Chef peter out did him self .. great meal all around

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LD
3.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

I would not recommend this restaurant to friends. The staff was friendly the service was great but the food was bland and expensive. I was disappointed

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OT
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great downtown eatery with authentic Italian dishes. Perfect for business lunches or an afternoon with friends.

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Hawaii
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We just ordered salads and pizza, so I couldn't justify a 5 star for our selection, but both items were very good, and would eat there again.

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CM
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of Victoria's best restaurants. I have never been disappointed.

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OT
Vancouver
2.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate Father’s Day! However the service was much to be desired. We ordered drinks and they didn’t come so we had to ask again, when they drinks arrived it wasn’t what my husband ordered! I have been to Zambris several times as it one of my favorite places to eat, but this time the service was disappointing! The food was delicious as well as the setting!
Maybe the server and bus boy were new therefore a little slow. I still love this place but it disappointed us on Fathers Day :(

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JE
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Servers were super... friendly, efficient, aware and classy.
All in all a great evening!

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Las Vegas
3.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The fish tacos were great the coconut rice bland!
Jon had steak and the fries were not good, sat in the pan way to long.
Then our waitress only checked back with us once and we had to wait a long time to get our bill.

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Cincinnati
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food! Great service

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B
Vancouver
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous Rock fish especially since I traded potToes for polenta. Good white wine too. The inexpensive one. Always enjoy the incomparable Sumera as a server but I am embarrassed not to hzve her name accurate. Help me! She is studying psychology at UVic.

Love Sunday breakfasts too!
Barb Latham.

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BK
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love going there. They make the best pizza. Service , atmosphere and service is fabulous

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KP
Vancouver
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our beverages and appetizers however, we were very disappointed in the quality and taste of our pasta dishes.

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CG
Seattle
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was DELICIOUS! The pasta was cooked perfectly al dente and the sauces of the two dishes we got were outstanding! Would definitely recommend!

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food. They were out of a couple main courses. Order for salad not submitted. Server recognized and waived wine charge to offset mistake. All good.

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LR
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great place to dine with a date or family or group celebration.Friendly staff and ambiance and cleanliness was very good as i have observed and noted.

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AN
Vancouver
2.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

I have been quite disappointed with my last couple of visits to Zambri's. It was not that busy but the service/food were very slow. The pastas were mediocre at best and very bland. The homemade sausage was tasteless and full of grissol. I won't be back.

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E
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had brunch with our two year old and a friend and it was somehow peaceful, fast, delicious and easy. Thanks for hosting so we’ll, Zambri’s!

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s
Vancouver
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Was expecting more with all the great reviews. Our dining experience was sub par. The food and service were far below average IMO. The decor and ambience were nice but with with disappointing food and service I won’t return.

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SH
Miami
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. will be back ASAP.

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TF
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated Mother's Day. My Mum had never been before and she is a fussy eater. She had the special and thought it was very tasty. We had our usual smoked tuna; perfection. The whole day was brilliant due to the excellent service of all staff. Definitely coming back again and again.

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TW
Vancouver
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We went here for mother’s day brunch, the restraunt wasn’t very full but the food still took quite awhile to get to the table (45 min). I have always driven by and thought it was a classy place until I got there, maybe it’s better for dinner, the inside looked dusty in the day light and the chairs a little worn-it was also quite warm by the window where we sat- not the best if it’s already warm in there. I had the fish cakes with eggs and Benny sauce, eggs were okay but the cakes weren’t that crispy, my dad had the omelette and he enjoyed it-the rest of the table ordered French toast and it was bread sitting in a bowl of syrup-too sweet if you ask me, everybody was a bit disappointed, everybody was still hungry after. We also ordered cappuccinos and lattes and they have no milk alternatives... it’s 2018, get with the program guys! If you aren’t that hungry and want okay food, with a dusty restraunt this place will do fine. A little disappointed, I felt bad for taking my mom here for Mother’s Day-go to a hotel or a fancier restraunt for mother’s day if you have the option.

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Vancouver
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

did not have wine we ordered. we were offered what was said to be a similar wine for

$95 which was a little more money

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NW
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really liked the tables in the atrium; outside but not. Nice, airy and pleasant atmosphere. Would certainly request that area again.
Great catch-of-the day as well!

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s
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michael was an awesome service - very knowledgeable about the food and wine pairing - enjoyed our meal on the patio - everything was good value and delicious !

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OT
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wedding plans

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PL
Vancouver
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We are a group of people who like to go to Zambri’s for Italien on a regular basis. The food does not disappointe, the service is always classy and informative. We stayed and enjoyed coffee after our meal was over with, no one rushed us out. All in all an enjoyable evening out with friends.

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Hawaii
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Great table for 5 ... it was round and fortunately in the corner so slightly easier to hear conversation. Server was good but food service was very slow and at the time we ordered the restaurant was not fully booked.

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g
Vancouver
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely meal after alate afternoon movie. Friendly efficient service and delicious pasta!

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LN
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a return customer to Zambri's, and once again have not been disappointed.
The food choices are varied, the food is delicious and the servings are generous.
I was with an Italian friend this time, as she had not been to Zambri's before and she will be back also, so from the delicious food, to the wonderful servers, who are very helpful to the comfortable , inviting atmosphere, and comfortable chairs, Zambris is a 10+

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CZ
4.0Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The service was slow at first but became better as time went on. The apps were okay but the meal and desert was excellent. Very reasonable prices and very good food. We will be back :)

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