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Zambri's is an award winning restaurant specializing in Classic Italian cuisine. "Best Italian Restaurant in B.C….maybe Canada", is just one of the many accolades bestowed on them.
They also recently won both Best Wine List and Most Diner Friendly Wine List on Vancouver Island for their unique selection of Italian Wines. Their stunning new location in the Atrium Building is just another reason to visit. Add to this their casual but professional service and you will have a dining experience that cannot be beat.
Victoria, BC V8W 1L8
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm -9:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking is available in front of the restaurant, across the street (Robins) and underneath the building (Robins).
Yates & Quadra Street
Private Party Facilities:
Whether it's for your corporate presentation, birthday celebration, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, Zambri's Sala is for you.
Private Party Contact:
Yann Frizon de Lamotte: (877) 673-7921
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
email firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Zambri's Ratings and Reviews
Our experience at Zambri's was very disappointing. We arrived a few minutes early for our reserved table; the restaurant was very quiet with perhaps no more than 3 or 4 tables filled. The woman who greeted us took us to a table which obviously needed clearing and gestured over her shoulder and said, your table is over there, and then proceeded to clear the table. I said, do you mean this table and she didn't respond, just continued clearing the other table. So we took our seats at a table that was set.
Our server did a reasonably good job, although requests for a side plate went unanswered, which made it a challenge to eat the bread and olives which were offered. They were excellent, by the way. Two of our party ordered gnocchi and it was good. The third member of our party ordered a pasta dish with a gorgonzola sauce and stated that altho' the sauce was a good basic cream sauce, she couldn't discern the gorgonzola at all.
Overall, the experience was less than positive. It was a birthday celebration and definitely not a good choice.This is my fourth visit to Zambri's and each time I have hoped that I would be 'wowed', as it has such a good reputation.
I will not be returning. There are too many other good restaurants in the city.
Thanks for the opportunity to review.
I have bee eating at Zambris every time I am in town.Really enjoyed the food at the old location
The menu now is good,not great.Not a lot of Italian traditional dishes,but perhaps that's not the style any more.
Still one of the better restaurants in Victoria.
While the food is usually good, the service on the last three visits has been poor. On our last visit we sat for 45 minutes with only bread rolls before our cocktails even arrived. Multiple people serving the table resulted in incorrect orders, which were hastily corrected on the bill when I was noticed scrutinizing it by one of the wait staff. I used to like Zambri’s but will not return
Prompt, friendly, Excellent service. We always enjoy eating at Zambris- even though it is a bit more of a special occassion to dine out, the prices are reasonable considering the efficient service and wonderful ambiance. Food is great too. Our favorite is the Salcisca(spelling?) Pizza. Yumm!!
Zambris is my go-to place for business lunches. Not so much for dinner. Here’s why, after 2 recent visits:
- Service wasn’t as attentive as at lunch (e.g., filling of water took ages, tea arrived tepid)
- Setting sun hits you directly in your eyes - and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution
- Food is expensive - no half portions or kids’ menu
- Not enough choice for salads or low-carb options, whereas there are lots (meatballs are amazing) on the lunch menu
We went here on a Sunday evening to celebrate getting engaged! The service and food was great. Staff are super friendly and offered us a free dessert for the occasion which was not expected but certainly a nice treat!! We enjoyed a bottle of prosecco which was served properly and elegantly as well. Thanks Zambris!
Excellent service, lovely ambiance and tasty food. I was a little worried because it seemed to be following a fairly authentic Italian approach, and typically just ordering a pasta dish isn't enough food in an Italian restaurant. But my pasta was a good size, leaving enough room for an appetizer or dessert but not required.
We are big fans of Italian cooking and were quite looking forward to our Sunday Birthday Brunch. The menu was interesting and the food was quite good but our service was spotty. We had several service missteps that can make or break the experience. Didn’t come away certain we would come again but we should probably give them another chance.
Been before and had enjoyed the authentic experience of family style Italian dining so wanted experience that again. Although the food was very good this was a change from our previous experience. The menu has changed and while they offer pizza and pasta you could be anywhere and doesn't speak to rustic Itqliqn cooking.
Imaginative and top quality Italian. The wine list was superb! The service was super. Had the tagliatelle, Caesar salad, pork shoulder and two special appetizers, everything I would order again. Really enjoyed the pace of the meal, we were not rushed. We had a child in a stroller and the staff was very accommodating, even though more of an upscale restaurant.
In my opinion the chef in the kitchen should get a raise.
The food as well the service was AA+.
There are not much restaurants around with the this quality of food.
The prices are just a little little to high but because the food was original and delicious, no problem I ll pay for it.
Thanks for your service
See you soon
This was our first and probably last visit. The wait staff seemed disjointed as if no one particular server was assigned to our table. Our COO was told they had more than 1 bottle of the red he wanted to order but when he asked for the 2nd bottle, they had sold the only other one they had. When it came to a food allergy, they were lost. They gave the impression that they never had anyone with a food allergy eat there before. A big disappointment, however there are so many good restaurants in Victoria, it doesn’t matter. Actually, if in this area, check out Agrius, it is excellent!
Zambri's is one of Victoria's top restaurants. It is Italian style -- more true to Italy, with it's traditional course structure of antipasti, primi, etc, than your typical Italian-American pasta place. It is sophisticated fine dining which adapts well to romantic dinners for two, to bigger groups and everything in between.
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