Zambri's

4.6
1926 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Dinner:
Tues-Thurs 5:00-9:00
Friday-Saturday 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. Many 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, 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1926 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had to wait for our reservation and so the manager sat us and immediately brought everyone a dish of crispy broccoli! Very unexpected and thoughtful way of recognizing the wait time! The server was also amazing in helping me navigate the menu given my dietary restrictions as well as pair my meal with a lovely wine! An absolutely excellent experience!! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food5service2ambience4

We are visiting from out of town for my brother in laws 45th bday. No one answers the phone at the restaurant i tried multiple times throughout the day and there is zero parking anywhere in the area. I’m staying at a hotel close by and with my elderly mother who can’t walk. We should have taken a taxi from the hotel as I spent 30 minutes looking for parking after I dropped my mother off on time for our reservation. I would have been so happy had I known that and I understand if there is not parking. That is not the restaurants fault but letting us know would have been appreciated.

The staff is nice but slow and they do not answer the phone and I wanted to speak to someone and ask about parking but couldn’t get through to anyone. There is no valet. No one had alcohol at our dinner and the bill was $360.00 for 5 people and 3 desserts. the food is delicious and worth it but the service is not the best so for the prices there should be the basic minimum service. Wouldn’t it be respectful for the Restaurant to have someone answer the phone? But they are busy so I don’t think it’s important to them.

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SamTonning
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - great food and service!

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NikkiS
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and excellent service. Would recommend for families, date night or small parties.

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vipfoodie
Vancouver
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very open, lively restaurant surrounded by glass. Ordered the funghi and pepperoni pizzas. They had a medium crispy crust. The funghi had different types of mushrooms and truffle oil. Most Italian restaurants provide freshly baked bread with olive oil and balsamic to have on the table. Instead both are separate menu items. Plan to spend $20/pizza. Service was very good.

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TiffanyP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and efficient, food and drinks were great! It was noisy but busy so nothing you could do about that.

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vipLauraF
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zambri's menu never disappoints, although we have favourites that we order time and again.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us all had something different and everything was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Lovely evening

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vipSally
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent evening for our party of six at Zambris. It was a very enjoyable choice for us after taking in a movie. Zambris is such an attractive place and the server was attentive and perfect. The food -- pizza, pasta, fish-- were all delicious. We will be back!

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TeeteringJohnny
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined on limited time, and the staff worked diligently to make sure we were well served and comfortable, yet still finished in time for our later commitment. Crispy Broccoli is a delight every time, and the wine and cocktails were delicious.

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TNar
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find the quality of food and service here consistently incredible.

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Impact
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely ambiance and great service and food. Would definitely recommend.

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SlowGirl
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favourite spots in Victoria. The strip loin wasn't as good as usual (too rare for medium rare request as well) , but the passionfruit panacotta and two bottles of very good red wine made up for this.

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EveM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was so lovely and knowledgeable. Drinks and food were delicious

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IanP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall Zambris was a great dinner experience. Most the food was very flavourful and fairly priced comparatively. The staff was great and very kind and personable. It was busy as most popular restaurants are, but the food took a quite long to receive at the table. The noise level inside the restaurant was quite high, but that’s expected in a full restaurant. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.

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RickyJ
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Lovely to come back and try this place again. Loved the pork shoulder and sitting out in the atrium.

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Desi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening out with family, celebrating a fiftieth birthday. Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
Thank you Zambris 🙏❤️

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food and service! Would come back again.

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Jupiter
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vibe with food and drink to match. Nice to have a good Italian restaurant that knows how to make a good cocktail and/or pair a beautiful wine with your entree.

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TeresaC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

An upscale casual dining experience. The service was top notch. Overall, the food was good. Focaccia was standard.I had the tagliatelle. Although the noodles were done to perfection, the sauce needed something. For dessert, tiramisu, which you can’t go wrong with.
Perhaps, next time I’ll try a different dish and the rating may improve.

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TylerH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our request for the "patio" was easily accommodated. Our primary server was genuinely friendly and personable, and all other staff we interacted with were equally good-natured. The food was excellent, as always, both old favourites and new items -- which we are thankful for in this challenging time with supply-chain problems and staffing shortages. We were celebrating an event, and this was the perfect place to help us do that.

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JandD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love the food. It was a bit noisy for us but other than that - great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visitors from out of town.

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TonyN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had the tasting menu. There were a ton of dishes, all were excellent. The portions were quite large for tasters. My wife and I left completely full, and satisfied. The server was attentive and helpful. We have gone to Zambri's many times before and are never disappointed.

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LindaK
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening !!

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

We love to hear that you enjoyed your time at Zambri's. Thank you Linda.

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MikeL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Simply one of the best places in town.

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Much appreciated Mike!

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JandD
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Zambris - never fails to impress us. Great food, centrally located..

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you J&D. It is all made possible with support from guests like you!

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HeyBub
New England
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very nice food! Authentic Italian. Would recommend.

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you HeyBub.

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BrianS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Great to hear Brian!

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Wicky
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Staff all very helpful and friendly

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you Wicky. We are blessed with our amazing team.

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dawnf
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was above and beyond and the food was spectacular! Thank you so much 😊

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

We are grateful for your kind words Dawn!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Decent well done Italian food. Pastas were outstanding. Our server was lacklustre and maybe bad too many tables. She sent someone to take our drinks, then did the bare minimum after that. She wasn’t bad, just mediocre. The bartender, bus boy and food runners provided great service though and were super friendly and helpful though.

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Emma
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the spaghetti aglio olio peperoncino!!! So delicious

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you Emma! It really is the best!

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RachelV
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great experience! I will definitely go back again.

Zambri's
Responded on November 1, 2021

Thank you Rachel! We will see you soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an excellent dinner with friends. Food was amazing.

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PeterA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu here was superb. Peter Zambri is the best Italian chef in the business in Victoria. This staple restaurant is one of the best venues in town.

Zambri's
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you Peter. We agree!

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GinaS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and wine list with outstanding service. With the celebration of their anniversary there were many nostalgic items to choose from; the octopus was amazing as was the Chanterelle Mushroom dish and then the filet hit it out of the park!

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Dnalec
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dinner with friends and no disappointments.Service was excellent and food was very good.

Zambri's
Responded on October 21, 2021

Pleased we could host you!

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Laurenb2
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Just so nice to get back inside our neighborhood restaurant. Grateful for the Atrium seating, thank you

Zambri's
Responded on October 21, 2021

Thank you Lauren. We are happy to be your neighborhood spot! Cheers

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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 4.6 stars by 1926 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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