Zambri's

4.5
1740 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30-2:00.
Dinner: Tues-Sat 5:00-9:00
Reservations recommended but not required.

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, 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!


What 1740 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Zambris. Of course, with COVID they were up to standard for protocols. It was extra special to be going out and spending an enjoyable evening to “get away from it all”. Fantastic food, wine, ambiance and company.

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KatH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all- food, decor and service. Thanks Krista for your top notch and charismatic energy!

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and impeccable service. COVID-19 adjustments make it feel safe and comfortable. Highly recommended.

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ElaineH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE enjoyed our evening very much. Will be back soon.

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Lulu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Awesome service! Thank you for being open during these times.

KD
KevinD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Zambri's was first rate - but I wish they kept their old bread maker not the new version which is inferior

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, although the menu choices are small. We sat out in the atrium which is great for Covid, but lacks coziness.

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JannaG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have supported Zambri's since the spring shutdown and are never disappointed. The food is excellent and the service good too. I gave the service a less than excellent rate as I don't like servers leaning in during this time, I prefer the food set at the edge of the table. Although it's not good for the owners, I like the set-up where there are less tables and more space, the overall noise level is much reduced and conversation is easier. Zambri's spread out into the Atrium, my preferred place to sit during the pandemic. And each eating area was full, great to see so many out to enjoy great food and ambience.

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Amazing
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special going away celebration. It was my first time. Everything was top notch. I had the lasagne and was really blown away. I will most definitely be going back very soon. The online reso system was great, too. Perfect evening!

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TerryD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food wasn't very good considering the price we paid. Our server seemed distracted and we often had to wait when we needed things.

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redwave
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fod and service was great

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Rosalita
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My neighbor place. Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Consistently great food.
Great Happy hour!
Thoughtful COVID processes
I feel safe, cared for and valued.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As third time returnees, and one of the few Italian restaurants that we patronize( outside of Italy) the evening was wonderful. The restaurant was well organized for CoVid distancing, without being obtrusive. Seated promptly with our reservation( recommended) . Staff knowledgeable and with warm friendliness.
Food service was efficient, and arrived as described. Delicious. Nice reasonable wine selection and our server has her WSET 3 training, and was able to assist and confirm our choice.

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening for myself and my date. Service was great. Wine recommendation was very tasty, and the food was perfectly prepared (Cesare salad, Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino, meatballs and Chicken Parmigiana).

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HENRYK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zambri's is a special experience, excellent cuisine in an elegant setting. There's lots of ambiance, a superb menu always perfectly prepared and served, and lots of time to enjoy fine appertifs, delicious appetizer or dolce, even an affigato. An exquisite melange of food, fun and good company - a Victoria establishment worth returning to again and again.

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vipGerry2018
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, fast service.

SJ
ShaunnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was incredible. I'll be back on Dec 5th with some girlfriends:)

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zinlove
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully executed COVID plan with great spacing of tables, made our evening feel safe and almost normal. The mushroom soup was divine, and every meal was enjoyed fully.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service. I'll be back! Thanks

TD
TrudyD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Zambri's: it's great location downtown, many windows and beautiful decor, delicious well priced Italian food and drinks, and extra friendly service:)

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KimmyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Wonderful menu selection and everything served hot and fresh. The chef's do an amazing jobs with the flavours. Wonderful, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was absolutely amazing! Thank you Zambri’s!

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Jennifer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I love Zambri’s, but unfortunately this visit wasn’t very good. For my meal, I didn’t like the duck, it took an hour to arrive and was very very rare. The potatoes that came along with the dish were cooked so hard they could hardly be eaten with a fork, and our meal took two hours to complete even though other tables turned over a couple times when we were there. We only had a main and a shared dessert. We were not offered a reason that the service was so slow, just that the server had to keep requesting the food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening!

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Arthur
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night! Food was excellent and staff was super fun and friendly.

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BradS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zambris is a very special restaurant in the food scene in and around Victoria. The food is always excellent, and the staff are warm and welcoming. One of our favourite spots.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing dinner with our 4 year old- we hadn’t been out in a long time and our dinner was amazing!! (The meatballs and pasta also got a giant thumbs up from our daughter!)

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MarcM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Fair service, nice environment, everything in place for nice experience ,but an Italian restaurant that runs out of half of its menu at 2030 on Friday night....... and does not advise clients before they are seated & have already ordered drinks.....We would have l left.

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Gidget
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! And I love dining in the indoor seating of the Atrium.

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Lovefood
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Naomi’s service is always excellent. The social distancing is well managed.
Zambris is a regular spot for us with yummy food.

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GlennaS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only restaurant I have gone to in Victoria in 12 years

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DeborahG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service were terrific! a lovely ambience

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Maria
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

it took awhile before our orders were taken. The waitress though was really nice

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MikeL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go to Zambri's we wonder why we can get a seat at all. The food is crazy good, the service top drawer and it's a lovely space to spend time in. Truly a Victoria gem!

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Canuck
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent. Atmosphere
Limited menu with the pandemic
Service very good
Will go back

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PatriciaO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We waited 15 min for a server to take our order, 45 min for our salads to arrive ( my husband had the worst Caesar salad which looked like iceberg lettuce, bottled dressing and a few huge croutons and shaved Parmesan, mine was a passable cabbage salad with shredded cabbage and a warm dressing, followed by another 25 min wait for our pizza, good crust but otherwise tasteless.
I felt for the waitress who was apologetic but the wait and quality of the food was very disappointing . Never will we waste our money there again.

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Price is high for what you get. Service to good, but in slow motion. Appetizer was very tiny. Throw in some bread or rolls at minimum. All we had was pasta, not sure why bill was a 100.00.
enjoyed company, so not a big deal. Better places for less money in Victoria.

TM
TonyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A very special occasion made even more so with great and friendly service, and good food!

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Gazzer
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A reduced and limited menu due to Covid was a little disappointing

PJ
PhyllisJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The restaurant was too dark to read the menu or see the food properly. Menu is quite limited. My guest recalled visiting this restaurant in the past 24 months and seeing an extensive menu. The wine list is also very limited but the wines on the list are excellent. There was no one at the front of the restaurant when we arrived. We had to wait for wait staff to notice us and then the group behind us were seated first.

Our waitress was personable once engaged but that took a while.

My diet is restricted as I cannot digest dairy and there was only one item on the menu that worked for me. Another item was adjusted for me.

FAQs

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

Zambri's is rated 4.5 stars by 1740 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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