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Zambri's, Victoria, BC

Zambri's

4.5
4.5
2068 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!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 360-1171

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Peter Zambri

  • Private party facilities

    Need a fabulous space for your next private event? Email info@zambris.ca to find out more.

  • Private party contact

    Jayme Beaudry: (844) 316-8859

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria

  • Cross street

    Blanshard

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in front of the restaurant, and underneath the building (Robins) in the Atrium parkade from 6pm to midnight.

  • Public transit

    Yates & Quadra Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Jermann & Cotarella Wine Dinner

    CA$215.25 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 14, 2022 only
    Energetic, passionate, and committed are three words used to describe the Jermann and Cotarella wine families. These two wineries are driving forces in the wine world. Alessandro and Andrea will be joining us from Italy and telling the countless stories of these iconic wineries throughout dinner. Not only are they the export managers for Jermann and Cotarella respectively, but they are also brothers with a lot of charisma! Tickets include a five course regionally inspired dinner & 6 premium wine pairings. Tickets include tax and 18% gratuity. *Guests will be seated on tables of 8-10 per table. We are unable to accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions. With less than 7 days cancellation, tickets will be refunded onto a gift card.

What 2,068 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Good for Groups

  • Victoria

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Victoria

    Healthy

  • Victoria

    Hot Spot

  • Victoria

    Notable Wine List

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. GS

    GlennaS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeet is the best bartender ! Friendly and skilled in etiquette and the art of mixing fine elixirs :)
  2. L

    Lucielovesfood2

    Palm Springs

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and we both enjoyed our burrata salad and pasta dishes. Would come back if we lived in Victoria.
  3. RB

    RobertB

    Puerto Vallarta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the ambience, food and service was first class. Zambri's is our favourite Italian restaurant in Victoria.
  4. JC

    JayCee

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Desserts great. Food on the bland side. Enjoyed our server.
  5. HE

    HilaryE

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Got our starter very quickly and it was delicious. Unfortunately we had to wait almost an hour for our main courses and we were all disappointed. I personally had the steak which was cooked perfectly but the polenta was like eating styrofoam. Another guest had a pasta which was VERY salty and the remaining two guests had spaghetti and meatballs. The tomato sauce was delicious but the meatballs were bland and didn’t taste like anything at all. This was our first visit and still undecided about whether or not to give it a second go
  6. D

    Dinerdelicious

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The food was fairly bland and uninspired. Ambiance was not great and noisy. Given the cost to dine here there are better places.
  7. HD

    HappyDiner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinner last night was great. Food and drinks were fabulous, generous portions, and the service was very friendly and not rushed . It’s a beautiful restaurant with great atmosphere and it was the perfect place for us to bring our out of town guests for dinner.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was okay. If you want to order the focaccia, you also have to pay for the olive oil to dip it in. Focaccia came out stone cold too. We were seated in the indoor courtyard area which was just inside a mall, so the ambience wasn’t great. Other people got to sit inside under candlelight, so I’m sure they had a nicer experience than us. The waiter, though very nice, didn’t write anything down, so inevitably, something we ordered never came. It’s little things that contribute to an overall good dining experience, and they missed the mark one too many things to warrant a return visit. That said, it is nice that they accept reservations since so many places in Victoria don’t seem to. I also liked the casual vibe which allows for travellers who can’t pack an extensive amount of clothes, to feel comfortable.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perfectly cooked noodles. Flavorful and tantalizingly spiced. Tasty pizza with a lovely crust.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The “5 star” ratings speak for themselves. Only change we would have wanted was a lil more time. Our server was well versed on the menu & wine. Made excellent suggestions. She was attentive & pleasant. Enjoyed being seated at a very window as opposed to common space. We will definitely be back. Kudos to all.
  11. GS

    GlennaS

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual. Always superb, not to mention divine :))
  12. DN

    DoNotEatAtZambris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The penne with peas and gorgonzola was over cooked. The spaghetti aglio e olio had a burnt garlic taste and was too oily. The fish of the day had a bone. It was a disappointment!
  13. NT

    NancyT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience once we got a better table. We had reserved a table in advance and we ended up being in the middle of the serving areas. We asked to be moved and we were. Once in our new table all was great. Thanks to Katie and Jit for making our evening wonderful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really loved the lasagna. Great service!!
  15. JV

    JenV

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our meals were very good. Our server was informative, helpful and professional. The restaurant was full and all of our orders (drink, appies, main dishes) arrived timely. It seems quite obvious that the restaurant is run well from front to back.
  16. K

    pattiK

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delightful dinner. Mark was an outstanding waiter. Recommended a lovely wine with our dinner. Seafood specials are highly recommended as well as their pasta primo and cesear salad. Thank you to the hostess for a lovely inside patio table. Cannot say enough but 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  17. JF

    JadeF

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The mushroom pizza made the whole meal. It is absolutely exceptional! The lasagna was a little watery to our taste, but we loved the burrata we had as a starters. Would definitely recommend.
  18. VF

    VictoriaFoodie

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant. Consistently great food and service! Thank you!
  19. L

    Lorenzo

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Peter and staff knock it out of the park. Apologies for staying so late.......wine was just too good!!!
  20. j

    johnk

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. the Gorgonzola and pickled rhubarb and deep fried broccoli as part of antipasto part of the menu were stand out, but the pizzas are also fantastic. Finally, great Italian wine and not as expensive as other restaurants who sell more BC wine (a real gripe of mine being the excess price of BC wine in restaurants). A great restaurant!
  21. DJ

    DonaldJ

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Noise level very high. Seating behind post poor, tried to move nothing available.
  22. GS

    GlennaS

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure !! My favourite :)) Always leave happy and satisfied :))
  23. HB

    HamiB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Other than the food, which was mediocre, everything was really great.
  24. AM

    AdamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very lovely food and friendly and energetic staff. Thanks for the wonderful aniversary dinner Zambris!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Excellent Bartender try anything on the special drink menu.
  26. JC

    JoCT1

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was ok, but the prices seemed a bit high for what you were getting. But overall good experience
  27. K

    Kateleonard1234

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the rockfish with green lentils and it was delish. Had the Caesar to start. Terre wine and it was all super! Love it there. The frozen section is awesome.
  28. KF

    KyleF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was awesome Server was awesome Hostess for our reservation accommodation my change but sounded really annoyed. Food runners also looked annoyed, didn’t even try to place appys correctly but I would go back!
  29. EN

    EmmaN

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such an incredible meal, everything was absolutely delicious. So fresh, tons of amazing options. Great service. Can’t wait to go back.
  30. K

    pattiK

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. Very good service. Quiet setting. Would definitely recommend.
  31. g

    glennas

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favourite restaurant in Victoria. When I think of going out for a special dinner, this is the first place that pops into my mind. I am always happy to come in and come back. Thank you 😊 Glenna
  32. LC

    LiaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails to impress. The food is so fresh and Beautifully prepared. The service to incredibly knowledgeable and hospitable.
  33. e

    enjoysgoodfood

    Seattle

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Selected this restaurant from OT list of Victoria restaurants. Food was great. Our waiter seemed bored. Not genuine in our brief exchanges.
  34. NS

    NikkiS

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never fails as a perfect date spot. Service is fabulous and food never disappoints. Thanks Z team.
  35. s

    suromitra

    Edmonton

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The server didn't pay attention to the specific request not to include eggplant with the buffalo after assuring us it would be replaced with rhubarb. The mixed greens with garlic & Chili looked very unappetizing despite the taste. The duck accompaniments of prunes and a mish mash of watercress was not reflective of the quality Zambris usually has I do not live here but regularly treat people from Victoria and the rest of Canada to dinner here. I used to eat at Zambris years ago when located near London Drugs. The quality of food is sadly not the same.
  36. L

    Lofu93

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    This was the first time we ate at Zambri's. The dish we ordered off the daily special menu - Gnocchi was exceptional, the other pasta dish was OK.
  37. f

    foodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, creative drinks, and beautiful ambiance/atmosphere for a date or a nicer dinner with family.
  38. JB

    JoshB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent, however service was extremely slow. We arrived at 6:30 on a Saturday and got our food at 7:40. This was our first time visiting, so I hope this was just an outlier.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely birthday dinner here with friends! We had a 7th person confirm last minute and they were able to add them to the party with no hassles! Service was great as well as the food! Would definitely dine here again.
  40. BV

    BruceV

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This restaurant has been in business at that location for over 10 years and they were packed on a Saturday night so they must be doing something right. While the server was attentive, the kitchen must have been backed up because it was light years between courses. If you are looking for an average/good casual Italian meal with a group of friends then this works. However, Zambri's advertises the best Italian food in Victoria and this is not the case. Zambri's is casual dining as opposed to fine dining.

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

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 2068 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Zambri's

820 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 1L8

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blanshard

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available in front of the restaurant, and underneath the building (Robins) in the Atrium parkade from 6pm to midnight.

  • Public transit

    Yates & Quadra Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Zambri

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (250) 360-1171

  • Private party facilities

    Need a fabulous space for your next private event? Email info@zambris.ca to find out more.

  • Private party contact

    Jayme Beaudry: (844) 316-8859

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