Zambri's

4.3
1418 reviews
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Italian
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For over almost 20 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 Saturday & 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!
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d
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Martine our server was amazing ...& the food. Number 1🤗
I am never dissapointed
Thank you

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D
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

Prior to going to this restaurant, a reservation had been made, specifying the desire for a "quiet table", if possible. We were seated in between two large, very vocal parties making conversation very difficult. Apart from this, the service was plentiful (I think we had a total of 4 servers bringing food/drinks), the cocktails decent and as usual, the food was worthy of a repeat visit, hopefully without the very loud chatter to distract.

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t
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian restaurant outside of Italy we have ever had the pleasure of dining at. We have been eating at Zambri’s for years and I always think “Wow I hope it’s still as good” and it always is!

Amazing food, great staff. Certainly the best Italian in Victoria if not the best restaurant overall. Thanks Zambris!

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D
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious. Unfortunately our server was a little inexperienced and kept getting things mixed up . Fortunately I have been to Zambri’s before so I know this is not the norm.

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BD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner at Zambri's was, as always, exceptional. Our server was attentive and helpful, especially with wine suggestions for our meal. Everything we ordered was delicious - both food and drinks - and that paired one of the best tables in the house we all left gloriously happy. Thank you for such a nice evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I booked Zambri's for a birthday dinner for my aunt, based on the reviews about their food.
Overall it was a good experience, however, I would like to let other restaurant goers know that the noise level is quite high when it is busy, and it can be difficult to have a conversation with anyone who isn't seated directly next to you.

Also, since it was a busy night our interactions with the waitress were very deliberately staggered. There was a forty-minute wait between sitting down at the table and getting our food, and I'd guess a 15-minute wait from sitting down to ordering food. When it got to our table, the food was pretty good. The price is a bit high for my personal budget, but I understand that that's the kind of establishment it is.

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HP
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nothing but praise for the restaurant. Excellent low noise level, great service and a superb meal.

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JM
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A great place to go for a business lunch or meal with friends!
The view into the Atrium provides a sense of light and space...beautiful building and food to match!

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C
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently high quality food, service and healthy menu selections.

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CK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I've been to Italy many times and this place reminds of my travels. I love that the chef is the owner.

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MS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent all around as always! One of our top favourite restaurants in Victoria.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Doesn’t get any better than this. It was our 45th wedding anniversary and couldn’t have been better

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MR
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The restaurant was busy and extremely loud. The food was very marginal. Pizza was okay.

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KC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. Never had a bad meal or a bad experience here. The staff are incredible. Very friendly, efficient, and helpful. Have had almost everything on the menu at one time or another. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent food, fantastic people. What more could you ask for 👍

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I eat lunch or dinner at Zambri's several times a year -- I like it a lot, and do recommend it to friends. This particular day I thought the service was just a little bit slow. Very pleasant, but several steps (getting water, getting to place our orders) seemed to me to take longer than usual. It also seemed just a bit louder than usual. Maybe just my mood. The food was extremely tasty and I thought the value was excellent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, fairly pricey, excellent service, but not delivered quite as ordered at first, busy, loud for seniors.

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VO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Zambri's is one of my favourite places to eat in Victoria, and definitely my favourite place to meet girlfriends for lunch!

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RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food and service were excellent but the noise level made conversation difficult

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L
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the moment we arrived, our total dinner experience was fabulous! We were greeted so warmly & seated in such a lovely window table area. Our server, Naomi was delightful & very knowledgeable in answering any questions about the menu or wine list. The female bartender (sorry, I didn't know her name) was also so lovely in popping over to ask if I had any questions. Our meals, with the pasta special & a vegey special were absolutely delicious as was the prosciutto pizza. Your recommended wine for the evening - Haywire Sauvignon Blanc was yummy! Many thanks!

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s
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a wonderful time at Zambri's. The service was very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. My husband had ordered a pepperoni pizza, which I was surprised that he did that, because, of all the wonderful things that he could have ordered - a pepperoni pizza!? Well, I had some of it and it
was out of this world! The best pizza!! I had ordered the tagliatelle with meat sauce and it was delicious except that I felt the pasta was too al dente. I mentioned it to the waiter and she brought another one. Unfortunately, it didn't seem like it was any softer. In the meantime, while I was waiting, I was gobbling up my husband's pizza. In the end, we weren't charged for the tagliatelle, which wasn't the intention, but very kind of them as I still enjoyed the meat sauce and because they were so gracious, it wasn't necessary, but I did wish that the pasta had been cooked more. I like pasta al dente but not that hard.
We left them a big tip and will definitely will be back. We will recommend Zambri's without a doubt. Thank you to all the waiters for your kind and friendly attitude.

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JA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent place to eat, have extraordinary service, congratulations ready to return

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JJ
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and good food! We especially love their spaghetti and pizza. Will definitely come back again when we are in town.

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c
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 5Ambience 4

Server was lovely and attentive enough—-meaning not bothersome. Food was underwhelming—-reminded me of Sidekicks pasta package.
Nice decor —casual and busy.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner, very consistent. Enjoyed our evening!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good service, good food. The desserts were unfortunately very underwhelming. Skip the dessert is my only advice. The rest was very good!

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I
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food is great as is the ambience. The only weird thing is they don’t provide side plates when they bring the bread. The caesar salad is excellent as is the taligatelle.

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V
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We ordered the vegetarian selections and found the antipasta, pasta and vegetables to be interesting and excellent. I believe my companions were not so excited about the lentil main dish, but I didn't try this myself. It's often a noisy place, but this time, dinner at 6:30 on Tuesday, was not noisy. The service was excellent as usual.

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e
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I ordered the dish I always do, the pasta with peas and gorgonzola, but this time I noticed that the peas were overcooked. Much like the ones of my English-cuisine-inspired youth. :-)

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food...perfect dinner spot before a show!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place, however some dishes were much better than others.

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B
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A bit expensive but excellent food and service. A great place for a special meal. The indoor patio (inside the atrium) is quieter and further from the crowd of people waiting to get in. It feels like an outside patio without the cold (or too hot, too sunny, too windy...) and without the noisy traffic. It was a wonderful evening.

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T
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fantastic dinner at Zambri's. Always first choice for date night!

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R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

My wife and I both had the filet mignon. It was awful. A very average cut of beef which was badly over cooked and flavourless. After the waitress dropped it off we didn't see her again until it was time for the bill.

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BB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic local place to eat with an innovative menu that is flexible enough to offer something for everyone. Can’t wait to go back!

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CZ
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. We tried a few antipasti items and shared some pasta. We both thought the antipasti were the hits and the pastas( didn’t like the orecchiette) the misses. Great wine list though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Good Food..Nice Atmosphere..Felt Rushed

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time here, it was my daughters birthday. It was the best Caesar salad I have ever had! The pasta was fresh and tender and the meat sauce was very tasty. My daughter loves it all! We will definitely be back. Especially for the Caesar salad!

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MS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

As always great food, excellent service. Thank you!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall what an excellent place to dine out with friends or your date.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service as always. very informed staff, know all the best wine pairings for the food. we are usually on a time line before the symphony and we really appreciate the attentive service to allow us to savour the great food and keep us on time.

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