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

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (40)
Fit for Foodies (38)
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Authentic (31)
Romantic (31)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Local Ingredients (25)
Business Meals (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Notable Wine List (18)
Bar Seating (17)
People Watching (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Casual (12)
Cozy (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Seasonal (3)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

food there are bit overpriced.

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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
 (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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 (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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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was average when I had heard great. Service was mediocre. Had a bottle of Perseco and when it was finished the waiter just took the empty one away. We were going to have another but changed our mind. Bad sales tactic. With the amount of great restaurants In Victoria I will not come back.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had pizza and it was delicious but my husband had the pasta of the day and found it too spicy (the menu didn’t indicate this) and he felt sick afterwards. I wish the bread came with dipping oil or butter, it’s too dense in its own. The location is very nice and the servers are excellent.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our favorite italian restaurant in Victoria. Food and Service outstanding. Where the locals go..

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Right from the moment you walk in the door you fell welcome. The friendly and professional staff greet their long standing clients with a hug. The drinks are simple but perfectly done and the wine list follows suit... short but perfectly chosen. The food is outstanding and Chef Peter Zambri tours the restaurant making sure everyone is enjoying their meal. Overall a lovely evening out!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Late-night Find
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was incredible, we ordered the tasting menu and every course was outstanding! Our server did a fantastic job, knew the menu (And wine menu) well, had perfect timing with the delivery of each course. I will definitely be returning, this is one of the nicest meals / experiences I have had in a long time!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Impeccable service, great wine list, killer desserts and excellent food. Very nice experience !

One minor letdown : my chicken dish was not very flavourful (under spiced) but otherwise excellent.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I really needed a nice healthy tasty meal and nice atmosphere and nice people. Ive been sick and needed to treat myself and I was happy I picked Zambri's. I felt better because I was there.
Thank you for keeping up on all aspects of your business especially the local healthy choices.:)

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lovely meal. Attentive staff. Got our dessert to go so as not to be late for a concert. Thank you!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

There was not much service other than taking orders, and clearing. Food was mediocre, Quite disappointing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We've been going to Zambri's for special occasions ever since it was in the little strip mall behind London Drugs. It was an amazing find back in the days when Vancouver Island had few good Italian restaurants. And even now, in its more sophisticated location at the Atrium on Yates, the quality and authenticity continue to impress us. The prices are too steep to consider it for everyday dining, but for a special meal that takes us right back to La Bel Paese, Zambri's is always our first choice. Perfetto, come sempre.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Consistently consistent. Great modern Italian. Good value for money. One of my favourite spots in the city.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service was very good. The hosted made appropriate suggestions. A very enjoyable evening

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I am going there for many years,use even to go where they were before.The food is always excellent but it is the first time that I had a very bad service.Starting from the beginning went I walk in.I arrive at 5.15 for my reservation and they were only two table occupy.I ask the hostess if I could be sitting at the table for two in the front window.She refuse mentioning that they keep it for 7PM in case they need it to add another table beside if they need it for 4 people...the place was empty and when you are eating alone there is no way that I will still be there at 7...Then the guy came to ask me if I came there before,when I told him yes and many time he told me then you probably know already what you want,also I order immediately my meal and a glass of wine.I saw him one more time when he brought me the wine and never saw him again.He was to busy to be talking always to the other table of 3 .Never came to see if I like my food or offer another glass of wine.But then like usual it is somebody else who brought the food and then another guy came when I finish to eat my plate to ask me if I need something else and then brought me the addition.Again not offering another glass of wine..May be that was the one who originally was supposed to take care of the table but I don't know he never introduce himself or mention hat he will be the one to take over my table.I will definitively go back for the quality of the food but I think if I am great it again like I was the last time I will just walk out or ask to see the manager...

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Although the service was lovely and the food great, there was no pizza left by the time we ordered. The biggest complaint I have however was the sound. I had a VERY RARE night out without my loud children, and unfortunately there was one woman(guest) who was loud beyond reason. Beyond words, actually. Even though she was on the other side of the resto, she ruined our experience. It was impossible to talk together. The waitstaff and other guests were aware, but did not ask her to be more respectful. As this was my one night out for a long time, it was very disappointing.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

zambri's gets that much of their lunch time traffic is on a lunch break. My sandwich was okay; I wil probably pick something else next time

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 9, 2017

My husband and I both had the evening's special which was meat lasagne and it was delicious and a good healthy portion. We both took some home for lunch. Also had a lovely refreshing salad (insalata mista).

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good food, well presented and well served. We had the four course sharing meal, paired with a nice bottle of red wine. The choices offered gave us a good variety and a great way to taste a selection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The pasta 3 course dinner for 2 was fantastic. I would highly recommend it.

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