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All 340 Williamsburg Restaurants

Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #18 of 340 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Monticello Avenue
Transit: There is a bus stop close in front of the shopping center.
Description: Sal’s by Victor is a family run restaurant specialized in both southern and northern Italian cuisine. We’ve been serving Williamsburg and the surrounding areas since 1974. The restaurant was originally founded by Salvatore (Sal) who named the restaurant after himself. In 1990 Victor acquired the business from Sal and decided to keep the name, while at the same time giving the “by Victor” touch.Chef Vittorio Minichiello (Victor) was raised on a farm in Mirabella Eclano, in the Avellino region of Italy. He studied food arts at the Culinary Institute of Summonte Italia and has worked in some of the finest eateries in Europe, including La Cheminee in Paris, Giardino da Bruno in Rimini and Partenio in Naples.Today, he is a member of the Italian Chef’s Association and brings his world-class expertise to Williamsburg.Our Most Famous Dish is “Cavatoni alla Capri” together with our famous “New York Style Pizza”. We have been voted as the Virginia Gazette’s “Best in Williamsburg” for Best Italian Restaurant since 1996.After the 2009 fire the restaurant remodeled and enlarged with hand chosen artwork from Italian artists, capturing the beauty of the Italian vistas and creating a small slice of the old country here in Williamsburg.Sal’s by Victor’s mission is to treat all our “customers” as our guests and to make sure they leave the restaurant with a smile on their faces and a full stomach. We take complaints very seriously and always demand that our staff provide the best experience possible for our guests. We firmly believe that there is no better advertisement than a positive experience conveyed via word of mouth.
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Bethel Park, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

If you like Italian food, when in Williamsburg, try Sal's by Victor, it is very busy during the holidays and high season, there is a reason, a family favorite for many years.

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Toano, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

What a hidden gem! Tucked away in a plaza is Sal's, outstanding Italian cuisine! Being from New York, it is tough to find such authentic Italian restaurants in other states. Sal's has done it! Service was lovely and did I mention the food! You must visit when in Williamsburg if you are looking for Italian!

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

While visiting Williamsburg, we ate at Sal's By Victor twice. Had to go back second time. The food is wonderful. Chef really knows how to blend his/her flavors with spices while not making the dish too overwhelming. Just perfect. Great service too. Prices also excellent.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

VERY BUSY always, but can handle a crowd! Food is excellent and service, too. We have never had a meal that we did not like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The food is the best Italian food that we have had in a long time. As good as we had in Italy. Service very good. We will be back.

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Fairfax, VA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Williamsburg. It is hidden away in an obscure mall but the quality of food and service make this restaurant our favorite. We love the fact that they will accomodate customizing pasta dishes. I asked for arrabiata sauce for their seafood pasta and change penne with fetuccini and "no problem" "whatever you like". Their... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We recently visited Sal's by Victor Italian Restaurant in Williamsburg, VA. My wife had Chicken Parmagiana with penne pasta. I had a small meatball sub and a small sausage sub. We started with warm Italian bread. We doused it in the sweet balsamic vinegar and olive oil they had on the table. It melted in your mouth!! Fresh, sweet and... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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152 reviews 152 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I try to eat here when I am in Willliamsburg and I always get the very same thing. I love their Caprese Pizza and a salad. Very flavorful and I have not had one like it anywhere else. Wonderful fresh flavor, right amount of garlic and olive oil. Most of the staff has been there forever and even when I... More

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23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Decor of the restaurant is ok, device can be lacking and indifferent. Portions are huge but the food is just average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Everyone at our rehearsal dinner had nothing but good things to say about the food; and Steve did a fantastic job with the set-up and keeping the food replenished. I highly recommend Sal's, and Steve, to anyone that is looking for exceptional food and service for a catered event.

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Additional Information about Sal's By Victor

Address: 1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
Phone Number: +1 757-220-2641
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

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