Zambri's

4.6
1881 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 1881 people are saying
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vipfrequentdiner
Vancouver
104 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Arrived on time for reservation. Put at bar for 50 minutes while table was getting ready. After being seated had to wait 90 minutes for pasta meals to be brought. Excuse was a large party was in restaurant. Should have walked out but wine had been opened. I’ve come to Zambri’s every time I’ve been in Victoria for more than 20 years, even when they were tiny place in strip mall. Will not be back again. Sad.

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JEanH
Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!!! Would definitely return!!!

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FelixB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Since I had my lovely date with me, waiting a while for our food was not a big issue- one thing that stood out was the focaccia being at room temperature! warm bread would've been a nice touch, and I would also suggest serving oil and vinegar that we pay extra for in a shallow dish as it was hard to get the vinegar on the bread, compared to other restaurants.

Zambri's
Responded 16 hours ago

Hi Felix, thank you for the review. Does the bread warrant 2 stars or is there more information you can share? info@zambris.ca. We bake our bread fresh in house daily, and serve it like they do in Italy at room temperature. We appreciate the feedback on the oil and vinegar vessel and will try another dish. Thank you, Jayme -GM

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Angsta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am sorry to report the experience was a disaster, and we left after waiting for nearly one and a half hours for our dinners. Half an hour after we complained, the food was still not forthcoming. Possibly the most unfriendly experience I've ever had in a restaurant. The manager presumed to lecture me on comportment.

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ChrisB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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JohnP
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always visit Zambri's when we come to Victoria

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LaloDiener
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Es la cuarta Vez que vamos a este restaurante.
Me parece que después de la pandemia han bajado la calidad de los platos.
El ambiente es bueno y creo que pueden mejorar para ser como antes.

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FloraandLyon
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Surprised to get a reservation for 4 with such short notice! Mark our waiter was a true professional ; charming , pleasant and engaging with insightful suggestions. Jamie, the in house sommelier conferred our wine choices .Better than average wine list for most wine lovers with a heavier bent towards red varietal choices.The accurate taste descriptions helped most dinners with an informed choice. Appetisers came out hot and in a very timely fashion.We could have devoured a few platefuls of crispy broccoli.The mains all meet the mark with some of us wanting to lick a few plates at the end.Overall a very enjoyable meal and evening with top notch staff during these trying times. Back soon !

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C87e
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and super accommodating for vegans.

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JanS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Never a disappointed, and you lived up to that!! Spaghetti was perfect.
Tiramisu was incredible! Our go to place for special occasions (and sometimes "just because").

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PatriciaL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu and food items! Thought enjoyed our dining experience.

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Emma
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

some of the best Italian food I've ever had. Everything from the appetizers to the dessert was phenomenal. Our server was great, really informative, and did a wonderful job. Service was quick without making us feel rushed at all! 10/10 would go again, soon hopefully!

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BlairT
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice Italian restaurant to go to with friends or your romantic partner. Food is very good, pasta portions are generous and the setting in the Atrium is very nice.

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MARY
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have been to Zambri's several times and were disappointed this visit. The food was not up to standard, the waitress forgot an item and wore her mask below her nose, the tables were not distanced by 2 meters, and the music was extremely loud.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Mary, thank you for the feedback. Sorry to hear you were dissapointed. Was there anything in particular wrong with your food? Did you mention it to your server when they quality checked as we would have been happy to make it right. We will remind our staff to do their best to wear their mask properly. As per the PHO, we are not requried to have our tables spaced 2 meters. Kindly, Jayme - GM

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food was good, but we were put at a table that wasn’t in the restaurant at all, it was in the mall/office area outside the actual restaurant. This meant that there was absolutely 0 atmosphere, and should have been communicated with us when we booked the table. Service was also very slow. The atmosphere in the restaurant itself seemed great so it was really disappointing to be eating our meal in a place that didn’t feel at all like a restaurant.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Kate, We are sorry to hear this. This area has been our most requested and popular seating area during the pandemic due to the spacing and air flow. We would be happy to accommodate a request to be seated in the main restaurant on your next visit. Thank you for taking the time to leave this note. All the best.

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Josepi
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A good, middle of the road Italian restaurant with some interesting offerings - I had never heard of Buratta, a soft, salty, creamy cheese - delicious.
The noise level was pretty high, for old ears, not conducive to conversation.
I'd go back.

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vipElaineH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice. Liked the 🍷. Pasta was yummy 😋 but a wee bit cold
Enjoyed our evening.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thanks Elaine!

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vipClinton
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter is a legend in Victoria and is clearly still at the top of his game. Incredible dinner, very solid Nebbiolo, high eq staff and an elegant location. Will eat there every time we visit. Thank you Peter Z. and Mark B.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you Clinton! We will pass this one. See you soon.

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AdamC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and server was knowledgeable about menu items, it was my first time and I was very pleased.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you Adam. Glad to hear it!

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EsblC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful, even the desserts! Service was attentive.

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Much appreciated!

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CathyM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. It was easy to talk out in the atrium. Every thing was great except the women that seated us. Otherwise a great meal, great service.

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Carlene
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The halibut special was superb as was the regular penne. And best tiramisu in town! Thank you so much for making our meal so delicious!

Zambri's
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you Carlene!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a nice dining experience in Victoria, Zambri’s won’t disappoint and should always be on your short list. Great quality and experience every time!
Mike

Zambri's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Mike, thank you for the shout out and recommendation to others. We appreciate it and are happy you always have a great experience at Zambri's!

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vipMark
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - fabulous food, fantastic service, and lovely ambience.

Zambri's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you Mark! It sounds like we checked all the boxes for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sat in the atrium, not the main dining room. Was ok but a bit like dining in a fancy food court. Could have been improved with some music or additional effort to enhance the ambiance.

Server seemed unengaged and disinterested. Food was ok but not outstanding given the cost and reputation of the restaurant.

Zambri's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Hi there, may you please email info@zambris.ca. I would love to hear more about your experience so that we can improve next time. The Atrium is our most popular seating area, but you are always welcome to request the main dining room. (Unfortunately our wifi was down on Friday hence the no music- our apologies). Sincerely, Jayme Beaudry- GM

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table was a very poor location in the restaurant

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LoriM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The individual serving us was outstanding! All of the food was delicious.

Zambri's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you Lori! Do you remember the name of your server? We would love to pass this onto them. info@zambris.ca

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EbiS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it , great food and service . Booking was easy too

Zambri's
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thank you Ebi. We are glad to hear it was easy to book with us! Hope to see you soon.

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Stephan
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, succession of courses perfectly spaced out - highly recommended!

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vipisa1390
Montreal
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant , the tuffle honey was exceptionnal
Also the flourfree chocolate cake with cherry WOW!!!

Very good restaurant !

Zambri's
Responded on September 1, 2021

Thank you Isa!!

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Glenn
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous place to eat. Best value for quality food in Victoria. If you are a meat eater I highly recommend the crispy pork.

Zambri's
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you Glenn. The Crispy Pork Shoulder is one of our classics! We love it too.

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viproseng
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and food was great!!

Zambri's
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you!

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AnnaL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very memorable meal! Highly recommend this restaurant

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MarkC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It seems that Covid is taking its toll everywhere. The menu has been shortened, and although the food was pretty good not a real good bang for your buck. Quite disappointed with the desert being served in nasty, well used water glasses. Zero for presentation here. They’re relying on a past reputation, and unless they up their game, diners will choose to spend their $$ elsewhere.

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ChrisW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Friendly, great service, delicious food
And nice wine list. Pricing was great.

Zambri's
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you Chris. It is so nice to hear that we hit all of the marks for you. We appreciate the kind review.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, excellent food.
My favourite restraunt in Victoria 👌

Zambri's
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you Christina!

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MichelleL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing flavors, ambience, excellent and friendly staff.

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moodygirl
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were impressed with the quality of the food and service. The price is in the upper range. We are glad we went soon after opening as the popularity of the restaurant is such that is was soon very busy and quite noisy.

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JeffreyA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The cezar salad was small and tasteless,only lettuce. $5 for bread, tasted , like regular white bread, no olive oil and not warmed as well.
Have been coming there for years, will only consider as a place for dinner now.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Staff provided excellent service as we celebrated a special birthday.

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 1881 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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