Zambri's

4.5
1755 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Lunch: Tues-Fri 11:30-2:00.
Dinner: Tues-Sat 5:00-9:00
Reservations recommended but not required.

For over almost 20 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. Eighteen 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 lunch or dinner, sit on our sunny patio, 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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HilaryD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night and food was great! Covid protocols were well implemented. All staff wore masks and wiped all surfaces when people left. Dine around menu was good value!

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KerryB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I found the noise level in the restaurant loud and it was difficult to hear our friends even with fewer tables because of COVID. I would recommend some noise mediation strategy

Zambri's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the stars Kerry. Our main room does get quite noisy on busy nights. May we suggest requesting the Atrium area on your next visit as it is much quieter. Hope to see you soon!

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Food is reliably good, nothing to blow you away though.
Menu could use an update. Great neighborhood restaurant, will continue visiting for years.

Zambri's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the stars Bryan! We are happy to hear we are your neighbourhood spot. Pleaste note that we will be expanding our menu after Dine Around in a few weeks, and will always have our daily feature sheet on the go. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

This is a pizza and pasta joint pretending to be a higher end Italian restaurant. Menu is almost entirely, you guessed it , pizza and pasta with no effort to accommodate gluten intolerant customers other than some gluten free penne , which is not even mentioned on the menu. We asked for an salad appetizer on the fixed menu to try and make it work , however waiter wasn’t prepared to sell it to us separately without us paying the full fixed menu price.
In the end we left without eating .

Zambri's
Responded 4 days ago

This is inaccurate. You left without giving our staff who are trained professionals the chance to go over all of the gluten free options for you. We are always happy to accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions. We feel this to be an illegitimate review as you did not actually eat here. If we were prentending we would not be around after 21 years, with such a loyal following of amazing guests. Sincerely, Jayme@zambris.ca

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific experience at last night's dinner, as we have had many times at Zambris. Their Atrium "patio" seating is such a treat, the food and cocktails delicious, and we recieved lovely and thoughtful service. We are always recommending this place to others. Thanks for all the lovely evenings, Zambris!

Zambri's
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! We appreciate it.

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Layne
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy a good meal at Zambri's, excellent wine, excellent service, excellent food. I've been dozens of times and never been dissappointed.

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SFMH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Went for happy hour but no one had updated the online happy hour menu as it was their first day open after holidays. New menu only had a few items. Was going to order from dinner menu but the kitchen had run out of pizza. Servers were amazing and tried to come up with solutions. Ended up getting bread and broccoli but drinks were good!

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CleoT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been twice now and both times the food and service have been perfect.

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Victoria
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It seems that their pick up and take out service is very busy. We had to wait quite a while for our in restaurant meal.

The bar tender was our server as well and he was super busy.

Challenging times, however; people who have taken the time and safety risks to come to the restaurant should be given first priority, for now and for future business.

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JamieN
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome and great gluten free options. Waiter was great and price was fair

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OntarioVisitors
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Zambris for a holiday special dinner and did the pre set menu special they had. The dinner was excellent, especially the (house) wine and the tiramisu was the best I’d ever had.

JJ
JohnJ
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

- food was extraordinary...memorable in fact
- ambiance was also fabulous
- will go back in a nano-second!

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jonev
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Your food and service are both always great and we will come again in the future.

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vipWhitneyG
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing as always. You just can't go wrong with the Caesar salad, agliollio and penned with peas. Can't wait to go back!

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Hedley
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything tasted great with the exception of the chanterelle dish. These morsels are too delicate to be coated and deep fried but the sage butter accompaniment and slivered prosciutto went a long way to bolster the appetizer

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely evening at Zambris. Of course, with COVID they were up to standard for protocols. It was extra special to be going out and spending an enjoyable evening to “get away from it all”. Fantastic food, wine, ambiance and company.

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KatH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it all- food, decor and service. Thanks Krista for your top notch and charismatic energy!

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and impeccable service. COVID-19 adjustments make it feel safe and comfortable. Highly recommended.

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ElaineH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE enjoyed our evening very much. Will be back soon.

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Lulu
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Awesome service! Thank you for being open during these times.

KD
KevinD
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Zambri's was first rate - but I wish they kept their old bread maker not the new version which is inferior

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, although the menu choices are small. We sat out in the atrium which is great for Covid, but lacks coziness.

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JannaG
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We have supported Zambri's since the spring shutdown and are never disappointed. The food is excellent and the service good too. I gave the service a less than excellent rate as I don't like servers leaning in during this time, I prefer the food set at the edge of the table. Although it's not good for the owners, I like the set-up where there are less tables and more space, the overall noise level is much reduced and conversation is easier. Zambri's spread out into the Atrium, my preferred place to sit during the pandemic. And each eating area was full, great to see so many out to enjoy great food and ambience.

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Amazing
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a special going away celebration. It was my first time. Everything was top notch. I had the lasagne and was really blown away. I will most definitely be going back very soon. The online reso system was great, too. Perfect evening!

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TerryD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food wasn't very good considering the price we paid. Our server seemed distracted and we often had to wait when we needed things.

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redwave
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fod and service was great

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Rosalita
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My neighbor place. Warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Consistently great food.
Great Happy hour!
Thoughtful COVID processes
I feel safe, cared for and valued.

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As third time returnees, and one of the few Italian restaurants that we patronize( outside of Italy) the evening was wonderful. The restaurant was well organized for CoVid distancing, without being obtrusive. Seated promptly with our reservation( recommended) . Staff knowledgeable and with warm friendliness.
Food service was efficient, and arrived as described. Delicious. Nice reasonable wine selection and our server has her WSET 3 training, and was able to assist and confirm our choice.

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great evening for myself and my date. Service was great. Wine recommendation was very tasty, and the food was perfectly prepared (Cesare salad, Spaghetti Aglio Olio Peperoncino, meatballs and Chicken Parmigiana).

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HENRYK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zambri's is a special experience, excellent cuisine in an elegant setting. There's lots of ambiance, a superb menu always perfectly prepared and served, and lots of time to enjoy fine appertifs, delicious appetizer or dolce, even an affigato. An exquisite melange of food, fun and good company - a Victoria establishment worth returning to again and again.

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vipGerry2018
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, fast service.

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ShaunnaJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was incredible. I'll be back on Dec 5th with some girlfriends:)

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zinlove
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautifully executed COVID plan with great spacing of tables, made our evening feel safe and almost normal. The mushroom soup was divine, and every meal was enjoyed fully.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and excellent service. I'll be back! Thanks

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TrudyD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Zambri's: it's great location downtown, many windows and beautiful decor, delicious well priced Italian food and drinks, and extra friendly service:)

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KimmyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Wonderful menu selection and everything served hot and fresh. The chef's do an amazing jobs with the flavours. Wonderful, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. We will always come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was absolutely amazing! Thank you Zambri’s!

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Jennifer
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I love Zambri’s, but unfortunately this visit wasn’t very good. For my meal, I didn’t like the duck, it took an hour to arrive and was very very rare. The potatoes that came along with the dish were cooked so hard they could hardly be eaten with a fork, and our meal took two hours to complete even though other tables turned over a couple times when we were there. We only had a main and a shared dessert. We were not offered a reason that the service was so slow, just that the server had to keep requesting the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening!

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Arthur
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night! Food was excellent and staff was super fun and friendly.

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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 1755 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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