After years in a tiny, cramped room in a strip mall, Peter Zambri is living it up large in this gorgeous, airy location in Victoria’s Atrium Building, with its gleaming gold walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and those round light fixtures that hang like bubbles above the bar. Zambri’s is so popular, though, that no matter how much he expands, it’s always crowded. And no wonder—this is some terrifically creative yet authentic Italian food. Lunch may mean an “Alpina” pizza with goat cheese, pecorino, and puréed greens. Dinner is a feast of primi like the tagliatelle with gorgonzola cream and candied walnuts followed by savory secondi such as crispy roast pork shoulder or local albacore tuna with caponata sauce. Be sure to order whatever seasonal vegetable Zambri is cooking. Don’t ask—just eat! And dive right into a spectacular wine list curated from the best Italy has to offer.
820 Yates St
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–3pm, 5–9pm; Fri–Sat 11am–3pm, 5–10pm; Sun 10:30am–2:30pm, 5–9pm Phone 250/360-1171 Prices Main courses C$10–C$15 lunch, C$15–C$29 dinner Cuisine Type Italian Web site Zambri’s
Map820 Yates St Victoria
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