About Zambri's

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.

820 Yates St
Victoria, BC V8W 1L8
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Blanshard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 360-1171

Website:
http://www.zambris.ca/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available in front of the restaurant, across the street (Robins) and underneath the building (Robins).

Public Transit:
Yates & Quadra Street

Executive Chef:
Peter Zambri

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

Additional:
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 info@zambris.ca 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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (48)
Special Occasion (45)
Fit for Foodies (40)
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Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Authentic (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Business Meals (24)
Local Ingredients (23)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Great for Lunch (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Casual (18)
Good for Groups (18)
People Watching (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (15)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Brunch (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tapas (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Great Brunch for a party of 6. Always have superior food and service

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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!!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food as always! I love my penne & peas! Our server Michael was the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Healthy, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

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

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fantastic meal and great service! Fantastic ambiance

Tags: Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our group of 8 had a wonderful time at Zambri’s. The restaurant had a great ambiance, and the food was amazing. The service was impeccable; we couldn’t have been more pleased.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service, great food

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, with a romantic and ambient atmosphere. One of my favourite places in the city!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The main restaurant area is lively and loud, with the atrium being much quieter - a great combination.

Great food and service ... try the espresso martinis - they are really great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Amazing food and great service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food recommendations by the server, delicious food and Negroni’s! Will be back for sure.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Zambris is always amazing. Always. The food is refined Italian and the service is smart and knowledgeable. We have been visiting Zambris for al least 10 years and are never disappointed.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service, ambiance was great and the food exceptional.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was good , very good service and the staff were friendly and welcoming

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great spot to meet family/friends for lunch and a catch up. Food was yummy, service great. Window shades did not cut the glare from the strong winter sun but then after the grey dark of November not too big a concern.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic evening overall just a little on the noisy side it was a busy evening

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent as usual - consistently meeting high expectations.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We had a fabulous diner! Brent our Server was fantastic!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Consistently top drawer. I love the room,food, drinks.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

No plates were provided for the bread or any kind of dipping oil/butter and we were rushed through. The noise level was quite high.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent service, easy location, good food-ticks all the boxes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

food there are bit overpriced.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Zambri's offers an exquisite experience--excellent food, wine and service--a comfortable
evening event especially for a birthday. Tiramisu with a candle! Nowhere better in town!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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
Vandamme

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have eaten here many times but this night the food was very salty, and not quite as good as usual. Always love the menu here but the food was just way too salty. Otherwise all else was great.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

I was meeting a business colleague that I hadn't seen in many years. The location was very convenient and both the service and food were excellent. Give yourself some extra time to find parking!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious brunch that left us full to the brim. The coffee kept flowing!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Made a reservation on a busy night -- luckily -- and were dseataed within 10 mins. Wonderful service and an excellent meal. Highly recommended.
GB

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Every visit to Zambri's should include an order of the Crispy Broccoli and Tiramisu. Our meal was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food ok. They did not have any kind of dairy alternative for hot drinks which was disappointing. Music was not piped outside. Service very good.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We had a great experience except it was a bit loud

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

The service was swift, food was well presented and prepared. Would go again, not cheap but good value for money.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date
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