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Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #12 of 327 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
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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English first
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best dining options in Williamsburg. You won't be disappointed. We had the combo platter and it's enough food for 2 or more!

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Nice find our first time in town. Calamari was tender and fried just right...light breading. Bruschetta was also good...lightly toasted with plenty of topping. Pepperoni pizza had tasty cheese and spicy pepperoni. Chicken wings had spicy breading....a little small and a little over fried. Greek salad had plenty of feta and greens. Antipasto salad was also good....greens crisp and fresh.... More

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Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Second year in a row we have had our TI AMO Club outing here. Excellent, excellent servers some of the best food and hospitality in the entire area. We had a group of almost forty people and yet the servers were able to handle all of us. One server (mirella) was really great. Would definately recomend this very fine restaurant,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I met a group of my friends at Sal's by Victor in February 2014; we had an incredible lunch experience! Even with a large (18 people) group, the hospitality and level of service was wonderful. Our meals were cooked to order and they ensured that we were happy and completely satisfied with our food. We had a wide variety of... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Our hotel clerk recommended this place to us when we said we were looking for good pizza. Boy did she get that right. Pizza is delicious! We ate at the restaurant instead of doing take out. We had good service, great food and I thought the atmosphere was very nice. It was crowded which to me is always a good... More

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Charlottesville, VA
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Great takeout spot (although it was hopping inside and we would have loved dining in). There's an ABC store and a food lion next door, making it easy to take back dinner and snacks to Great Wolf Lodge.

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Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place was recommended to us by our resort. The homemade garlic knot rolls were delicious. The stuffed rigatoni was really good. The people are friendly and the owners are actually Italian. My husband enjoyed speaking Italian with one of them.

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Cortland, New York
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72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

When you travel in the south you may have difficulty finding authentic Italian. We're spoiled in the Northeast with our great Italian cooking. That said, Sal's does a nice job and if you're looking for the best in Williamsburg, this is the place.

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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We went to Williamsburg, VA for our Spring break family vacation. We found this great place at a small shopping center. Food, wine and prices were great. They need to work on their service.

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Santa Ana, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The entire Brown Baseball team and families (55 people) enjoyed a great dinner at Sal's. Food was very good and at a reasonable price. Service was outstanding and they did a wonderful job of setting aside room for us on only a days notice. This was really the only place in town that could handle a group our size so... More

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