Zambri's

4.4
1266 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
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
What 1266 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service! This restaurant has amazing food at a decent price! The staff are absolutely wonderful and there for anything thing you could possibly need! Definitely will be visiting again!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Everyone enjoyed their meals. All was really good but I couldn't say it was uncharacteristically fantastic; no 'wow' factor. A good solid meal, you'll like it.

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TH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Again amazing food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really nice date here. 2nd year anniversary with my girlfriend. We had a great meal and drink

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff always friendly and food is always on point! 👌

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Every time I visit Victoria I eat here. It was recommended to me & I’ve recommended to others.
Also suggested to make reservations

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TW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely ambience, really good food and consistently attentive professional service

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PH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were well looked after. The food was excellent. We actually arrived about an hour early and they gave us an option of taking a less-than-ideal seat or waiting at the bar for a better table to open up. We took the first option which was a mistake as we were right beside a concrete pillar with a noisey table on the other side of it. that was really the only downside to the meal.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great dishes. Everything we ordered was special and tasted great. Good local BC wines. Pork loin and Steaks were cooked to perfection. Dandelion salad was unique and flavorful. Service was speedy and friendly.

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c
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food, great service, but so noisy we couldn’t hear each other or carry on a conversation.

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PB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Met a friend for lunch at 1:00pm. The lunch rush was over and not too many people in the restaurant but the ambient noise was more than it seemed it should have been. The service was very good and our waiter was very attentive. My friend had the Cobb Salad, I ordered the Meat of the day and salad special. My friend's Cobb was a little disappointing. The salad looked like a Caesar Salad with a whole boiled egg rolled in bread crumbs sitting in the middle. The romaine lettuce used should have been cut smaller, they were simply whole leaves. There was no other protein in the salad (meat or cheese) other than the boiled egg. There were 6 or 7 halved grapes and that was it. Somewhat underwhelming and a little hard to eat as the whole romaine leaves required some work to cut into manageable pieces. My Meat of the Day and salad consisted of a decent sized strip steak on a bed of broiled corn and creamy spinach. The steak was topped with a nice pile of arugula that covered all. The salad was a green salad with apples and a light cream dressing. It was very good, but looking at my entree plate and my salad plate, the presentation looked like just two plates of salad.

The portions were good and the prices were reasonable. Would I eat there again? Possibly, for dinner.

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KJ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As good as ever

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had prompt and courteous service. Wait time for food and beverages was appropriate and the menu had varied selections to appeal to most tastes. A very good dining experience overall.

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Best food in town by far.

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w
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always amazing - such good food... never had a piece of fish I haven't loved and the pastas are always great

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JC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

We were in Victoria for our honeymoon and went to Zambris based on a recommendation of a friend who had visited a year or so ago. I'm not sure what might have changed since his visit but we were not overly impressed. Our seating was for 730 and after ordering pizza and a steak entree our server came back to tell us they were all out of pizza, quite a disappointment given a large portion of their menu is pizza. The food was OK not wow as we would have expected.

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ND
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent and service was lovely. The waiter was very helpful and polite. We had salmon and it was very tasty. I definitely recommend this restaurant .

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PC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of go-to places in Victoria ... great food and service.

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LF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. The food was delicious, the service was friendly and professional, and the ambience was charming and sophisticated, not stuffy.

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JC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for Italian food in Victoria. The food and drinks were delicious and service wonderful!

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J
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great bar service, nice selection of Italian wines and good value for great food!

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t
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had an amazing (and delicious) time while dining at Zambris. Would highly recommend eating there and I hope I can make it back soon!

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HH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Zambris is consistently great Italian food and wine .. the uses of local vegetable, wild caught fish, and organic meats are combines with high quality olive oil and herbs and spices into flavourful
layered sauces. We all chose pastas and were not disappointed.. Wine pairings were well recommended and reasonably priced..

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j
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great light dinner! Shared a number of different dishes.

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F
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was bland. Service was not friendly. As an OpenTable VIP, I was disappointed in Zambri's and will not return. Not only did they charge for bread, they charged for the olive oil to accompany the bread. I've dined at real Italian restaurants in Italy and was never asked to pay for bread or olive oil. Zambri's should go to school on that fact!

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TR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very classy elegant restaurant with great food choices. Been coming for years and never disappoints

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P
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went to Zambri's with my partner and another couple who are close friends. We had some excellent well prepared Italian style food and pizza, followed by an excellent selection of well prepared Italian deserts. Washed down with a nice carafe of local BC pinot noir, and later excellent espresso coffee and a grappa from a well stocked menu of top grappas. Service was very attentive and accommodating. Will definitely return.

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WT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

My wife were here for our wedding anniversary. Very noisy place where conversation is almost impossible -- probably ok for younger screamin' bar-scene crowd.
Needed mid-week reservations and when seated the Service was good.
Food was tasty and presented well but way too pricey for very small quantities.
$85+tip for 1 shared pizza, 1 shared appy, 1/2 litre Gewürz', 2 small desserts, 2 coffees.

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AM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service! We sat on the patio for Sunday brunch and had a fantastic meal in the sunshine - thank you!

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M
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very too noisy for a diner with your lover or friend!

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DY
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Staff was friendly, food was great. Making reservation was simple

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always good food. The trio of vegetables changes daily and is recommended. Add a chicken cutlet if you need some protein. Pizzas are phenomenal. Fish specials on Friday are yummy. Is my go-to lunch restaurant for business lunches. It can be quite noisy when busy, so be prepared.

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TH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always the wait and kitchen staff were simply at their best. We had an amazing brunch and no one left hungry.

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MK
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for a family dinner 7 of us and had the best service and dinner, so we tried breakfast on my birthday and again the service and food were great.

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NF
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wine recommendation are top notch, pasta is perfect, ambience is great and authentic, but quiet talkers at your own table will need to speak up.

Bread/olive oil was a little slow in coming and too small for the table.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great dinner, great wine selection and a very well put together dinner menu. Great service and atmosphere. Thank you.

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E
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us had a very fine experience at Zambri's. From the moment were greeted by Brett, who is a hard working and caring manager, to the prompt and attentive server who definitely knew her menu, to the delicious food and wines, everything was top drawer! We appreciated the work and variety in the menu and will have to come back for more! Happy Hour Appies were a plus!

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j
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. My wife loved her pasta and my chicken sandwich was great. Service was friendly and attentive.

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G
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best pasta in Victoria. Always creative dishes along with tried and true standards.
The service is always friendly and knowledgeable. Nice patio if weather permits.
Wines are well chosen and cocktails are creative.
All in all, Zambri’s is an always good choice. You will not be disappointed.

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TM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

We ordered pizza's and were not let down at all. Very authentic!

We enjoy our bread at Italian restaurants and to our surprise, none was brought to us. No biggy, maybe it isn't complimentary or maybe the server forgot. Regardless, we just asked our server for a bread assortment and two different makes were given to us. One make of bread (the sourdough) was cold. I read a few reviews where people stated this, so I think that this may be how they present their bread. Again, really not a big deal at the end of the day.

The overall service was great.

The major let down was that we, unfortunately, sat right next to a family and two babies that were ... well quite loud to say the least. The babies were the only "real issue" I had with my experience at Zambri's and it is not their fault.

Will I go back? Maybe, but it is not high on my priority list.

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