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Zambri's

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820 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1L8, Canada (Blanshard)
+1 250-360-1171
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Maui, Hawaii
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have travelled all over north america,south america and europe with parts of asia and i have to say this is by far the only time i've seen my self giving a bad rating to an italian restaurant....Menu is very limited....staff don't pay attention or politely rude...none of the appetizers were tasty and the main dish was so so at... More 

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3 Thank travelbug8008
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear MeMery1 thank you for giving us a chance. Bon voyage! Yann Frizon de Lamotte More 

Edmonton
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a group the night before the marathon. Everyone loved it. Beautiful room, great food and service.

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Thank Bromelake
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

thank you! We hope our delicious pasta helped win!! see you soon Yann Frizon de Lamotte More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently held our annual Board of Directors dinner for 25 guests at Zambri’s, and I have nothing but the best things to say about this restaurant. From the initial booking right through to the actual night of, the General Manager, Yann Frizon de Lamotte, and the entire team at Zambri’s were nothing short of spectacular. We had our event... More 

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Thank Heidi K
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

thanks Heidi for such an great feedback see you soon Yann More 

Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for lunch. Nothing was above average. Had 3 different people serving us. Very limited menu especially if you are vegetarian. Food was nothing special and somewhat odd. Plain bread is served with whole olives and nothing else. A caesar salad is 5 pieces of romaine with a line of mayo/caesar dressing and a thin slice... More 

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1 Thank BCAdventurerer
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear BCAdventure I am really sorry to read that we failed to make you experience memorable. Since 1999, we have been welcoming our guests with our house made bread and house marinated olives, free of charge. Upon request, we are happy to serve butter, also free of charge. We do work as a team and what matters most is our... More 

Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read rave reviews so booked a table for my husbands birthday. Our first impression was not great. We were seated in a courtyard, albeit indoors, was poorly lit and gave us a feeling of being an afterthought. My husband ordered the caesar salad and I had an eggplant appetizer. Both were excellent. However the dinner was very disappointing.... More 

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2 Thank L H
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear L.H. My name is Yann and I am the GM at Zambri's. I am terribly sorry we didn't meet your expectations, especially on such a special night. Some love the Atrium for it's romantic quietness and architectural views, some hate it for the reason you described. I encourage you to mention that you do not want to be seated... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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210 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have walked by here a lot and it looks good, the other place we were going for lunch was full so we stopped here. The service was good but we were shocked that the menu was so small and limited. If you didnt want salad, pizza or pasta there wasn't much else . My wife had the Caesar salad... More 

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2 Thank PandGP
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear PandGP Thank you for your review, however I feel the need to point our that we are an Italian restaurant and were are not hiding that fact from anyone. For lunch, we offer 5 different pastas, 8 different pizzas, 4 salads, daily fresh vegetables, house made meat balls or sausage with crispy polenta and 4 different sandwiches. Every day... More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Zambri's is a well-loved Victoria restaurant. I can comment only on the vegetarian offerings, which are always delicious, made with the freshest ingredients. Among the appetizers I recommend the vegetable croccante, and the mista salad, or the eggplant. For a main, the pasta aglio olio peperoncini is unbeatable. The bread is fresh, the wines are terrific and staff are always... More 

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Thank Uma K
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear Uma Thank you very much for your kind review. Chef Peter Zambri has been working closely with our local farmers since the beginning in 1999 and it shows in his creations that we are proud to serve everyday. see you soon! Yann Frizon de Lamotte More 

Victoria, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

An after church Sunday lunch. Excellent menu, included gluten free. the food was superb. The staff & service were exceptional

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Thank Gail M
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

thank you Gail, I am very happy to read you enjoyed our Sunday brunch.. see you soon Yann Frizon de Lamotte More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great night out with friends was had at the Zambri's bar. It was a night to remember. A warm welcome and prompt, attentive service made our visit into a lasting memory. The mixologist Rob was on fire. We imbibed a number of libations off the menu and a few special creations. One of these creations knocked my socks clean... More 

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Thank Mary Ann W
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

thanks Mary Ann Rob our new bartender is indeed very talented and has a passion for Italian liquors, food and wine. Couldn't be a better fit!! see you soon Yann Frizon de Lamotte PS: glad we could also get your socks cleaned., #gotheextramile !!!! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The ambience is wonderful at a great location. We had impeccable service but saw and heard some odd service at a table nearby and are glad we didn't have that server. The food was presented beautifully but lacked in flavour this time. I've been before and was blown away by the flavour so maybe it was my choice and will... More 

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Thank Bella_Flew
ZambrisVictoria, General Manager at Zambri's, responded to this review

Dear Kelly thank you for your continuous support. Please do not ever hesitate to share with your server that you are not 100% satisfied with your dish. We can fix everything as our goal is for our Guests to leave happy and wanting to be back! See you soon Yann Frizon de Lamotte More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 820 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1L8, Canada
    (Blanshard)
  • Public Transportation: Yates & Quadra Street
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-360-1171
Description
Zambri's is an award winning restaurant specializing in Classic Italian cuisine, paired with a unique selection of Italian Wines. "Best Italian Restaurant in B.C….maybe Canada", is just one of the many accolades bestowed on them. 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.

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