Zambri's

4.5
1845 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Dinner: Tues-Thurs 5:00-9:00. Fri-Sat 5:00-10:00.
Reservations recommended but not required.

For over 21 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. Twenty One 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 dinner, sit on our sunny patio, come for one our monthly wine dinners, or have your next event in one of our gorgeous private spaces... Come see for yourself!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1845 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was so good!

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Auntdd
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Portions for main were a bit small but overall had a lovely time! Loved our server can’t remember his name but he made our night!

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Cat25
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The pizza was the best I have ever had! The Caesar salad needs work, it does not match the quality of the food.

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TomB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The orecchiette pasta with broccoli and sausage was superb.

Our table was rather noisy. We would request a table in the atrium the next time.

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LivH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

terrific fresh sheet. Server, Haida, was friendly and helpful. 10/10 would come again. Kid friendly too.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

I visit Victoria from Vancouver less than once a year, but the last few times have made zambri’s my first choice for an evening out. Last night’s meal was superb, from start to finish, from a beautiful summer cocktail to the amaro at the end. In between, crisp absolutely freshest salad, delightful homemade agnolotti, and a protein dish I can’t begin to describe. Well done, again

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AnnK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely eat off the fresh sheet. I think having a sparkling water as an option would be the only addition. Otherwise, perfect!

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Milica
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! I can’t remember the last time we all left a restaurant feeling wowed. The host was thoughtful and so helpful when we needed some more space for our sister with a baby. The ambience and food were excellent. Would highly recommend!

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sd21
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

In general great experience. It was a little unfortunate our anniversary table for 2 was seated right next to a big boisterous group, but we also understand the challenges with the restrictions right now.

Overall- great food/ service.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Beautiful restaurant and atmosphere. Awesome food

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TracyT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great Friday night!

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MPays
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, setting, and food! Will definitely go again!

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LenyW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a wonderful dinner at Zambris
The food was delicious service good but the noise level of the wooden chairs on the stone floor as hard on my nerves

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vipfitfoodie
Vancouver
36 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When I’m visiting Victoria for work, I make it a point of booking here because the pizza is simply and perfectly executed! There is a chill ild school vibe running throughout the space which also has some beautiful atrium seating (request it).. 5 stars!

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RobertJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This really is one of the best Italian restaurants on the west coast serving authentic Italian food but still rooted in local food sources.

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NickNacks
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our dinner. Haven't been back since covid. Food was phenomenal. Loved every bite.

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RohitS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

I reqstd a dessert with happy bday written for my Girlfriend in opentable special request. I was not even asked for it. Positively the vibe of the restaurant is very good and the food quality is also very good.

Zambri's
Responded on July 21, 2021

Hi Rohit, Our sincere apologies for missing your note! We hope you enjoyed otherwise and hope to see you again. Sincerely- The Zambri's Family.

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TonyN
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to Zambri's for a date. We had a great time! The food and drinks were phenomenal. We split an appetizer of gnocci and crispy broccoli, and I had the halibut while my wife had the beef. It was all amazing. The service was friendly, the atmosphere wonderful.

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Tony, we are so glad that you and your wife joined us for date night! Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you soon!

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Lyra
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff are all wonderful and provided outstanding service for me and my bestfriend. The food was superb. Overall, we enjoyed our time spent in the restaurant and loved the food immensely.

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you Lyra!!

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Kennedy
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Did not like being seated out in the mall area. For an upscale restaurant it put a bad taste in my mouth.

Meal was average.

Will not be returning

E. Kennedy

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hello Kennedy, Thank you for your honest review. During COVID the open atrium area has been our most requested and celebrated seating area for our guests due to the spaciousness and air ventilation. Did you mention your seating preferences to any of our staff? We would have been happy to accommodate your requests as best as we could. Was there anything particular about your meal that was average? We strive to provide exceptional experiences when dining with us. Sincerely, Jayme Beaudry- GM

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ROBERT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Italian food. Just like my Italian grandma.

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Hi Robery, Italian Grandma's do it best and we are so glad we hit the mark! See you soon

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Recommended
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience2

Gorgeous food, interesting wine by the glass, slow service. I'd go back in a wink.

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thanks so much! We hope to see you soon. Due to COVID we have a lot of new staff members, and are working hard to add more staff to our team to expedite our service. Cheers

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MichaelW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful atmosphere, and beautiful food! You can really taste the love in the food.

Zambri's
Responded on July 19, 2021

Thank you Michael! We love what we do and serving wonderful guests such as yourself.

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NieceG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Our experience was somewhat poor. Although the burrata salad was super impressive and the cocktails good, our main which we decided would be pasta both dishes made me think I could do better at home. The service was great and our girl was engaging and fun but the girl seating us was less so . I had not been here for a bit and it will take some time before I will go back.

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JEA53
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We were really glad to get a Saturday night reservation here. Enjoyed the focaccia but it was a pricey extra- good selection of wines by the glass- We both had pasta. The servings were very generous but I was uninspired by the watery Gorgonzola sauce which came with my pasta. We did experience great service with friendly attentive table staff.

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hello Jea, Thank you for the review. We do make the foccacia in house daily and it is a labor of love. With the cost of food and the closure over the past 18 months we cannot afford to offer free items. I hope you can understand. I appreciate the feedback on the pasta and have passed it onto our kitchen team. So glad to hear that the service was friendly and attentive. We hope to see you again soon.

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EatLocal
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great to be back to dining in for dinner - we enjoyed ourselves. My scallops of beef in a wild mushroom cream sauce were delish.

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Eatlocal. Please dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent service!

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

We appreciate that!

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DianeS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very delicious but I think it would be a nice traditional Italian touch to include the focaccia bread

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vipTracyT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was delicious and we appreciated their flexibility to accommodate half portions for kids. The grilled zucchini and ling cod dishes had wonderful flavours. Would definitely order again.

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you Tracy!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and good food!

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

Cheers!

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MaureenH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I have never had a bad meal and last evenings was outstanding

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you Maureen. Our Chefs are really doing an amazing job.

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Magnolia
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is the star
Fresh, simple, elegant

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed

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DanikaA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and amazing atmosphere. Highly recommended

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you Danika for taking the time to write a nice review!

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vipVbg1
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Good place to eat

Zambri's
Responded on July 13, 2021

Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice family dinner at Zambri’s! Thank you for a lovely evening, excellent dinner and service.

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

We are glad you and the family enjoyed. We are so happy to be back open and doing what we love!

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vipIIRENE
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a lovely place to have dinner, always great food.

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

Hello Irene, we are so happy to be able to host you! Please come back soon.

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valeriec
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is word for word what I told my friend..
Dinner. We both had Haida halibut. It was perfectly cooked. With a cherry tomato vinagrette, potatoes (new, just enough and very tender), fried greens. I wished I had taken a photo of the menu. It was the special pesce.
Contorne: zucchini with lemon ..I can't quite remember.
Burrata with a cold bed off eggplant and bread crumb (somewhat like an antipasta). The words I am using don't do it justice.
Dessert was amazing. Amazing because it was boldly subtle.
It was a plain sponge pistachio cake with 4 or 5 pitted cherries. No fuss perfection. No frilly add-ons like whipped cream. But it was so good. Our server said when I commented, that that was a signature style of Peter's cooking.
We had Italian rosé, a decaf coffee. Not one thing wasn't excellent
Ambiance was good. Service was good. It is in the artrium building.
We look very forward to our next dining experience there. And I whole heartedly recommend it.
Our friends are now going to try it and we went based on a recommendation.

Zambri's
Responded on June 28, 2021

Thank you Valerie! We appreciate the details and are so glad you enjoyed. Thank you for recommending us. All the best!

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BrianN
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Overall an exceptional experience. Always our first or second choice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to Zambris for our Birthdays each year and have never been disappointed.

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MarkT
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great. Great food, service and ambiance. Would highly recommend it for locals and out of town visitors. Can’t go wrong!

Zambri's
Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you Mark!! We hope to see you soon.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zambri's using the Order Online button. Zambri's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 360-1171.

Zambri's is rated 4.5 stars by 1845 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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