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Sal's By Victor

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Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
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1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827 (Monticello Avenue)
There is a bus stop close in front of the shopping center.
+1 757-220-2641
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sal’s by Victor is a family run restaurant specialized in both southern...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mouth Watering!!!!!

I had the smoked chicken ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the meat lasagna. Before the meal, the most delicious bread and salad was served. The service was very attentive, my drink was always full. I would highly recommend the smoked chicken ravioli! The dish was served in a ridiculous pesto... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Drew T
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rixeyville, va
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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rixeyville, va
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I had the smoked chicken ravioli and my boyfriend ordered the meat lasagna. Before the meal, the most delicious bread and salad was served. The service was very attentive, my drink was always full. I would highly recommend the smoked chicken ravioli! The dish was served in a ridiculous pesto sauce! So good! The pasta was cooked perfectly on both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Even though we had to wait for a seat, it was worth our wait. My 14 year old son loved the calzone. My husband and I enjoyed the Sicilian pizza. It was more food than we could eat. Since we were on vacation, we ordered anyway. We just wish we lived closer as there were other items on the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We visited Sal's while vacationing over the 4th of July. My husband is Italian and originally from New York and I wasn't sure he would like it, but the kids wanted pizza and there was a coupon in the visitors guide so we tried it. My husband really wanted garlic knots (not on the menu) and after originally telling him... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I have to start by saying I grew up in a family that ran an Italian restaurant for over 50 years, so I don't give praise lightly on that front. That said, Sal's by Victor is the real deal - excellent Italian food by real Italians. We stayed a week in Williamsburg and ate here three times (full disclosure -... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

A person at the hotel told us to try this place and are we glad we did nice clean and friendly staff we went for lunch they have a lot of lunch specials the food was great and theprice was right would go back here any time.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very pleasant atmosphere--casual and comfortable. The staff is very friendly and capable. The food is fresh and well prepared, but they don't know from garlic. As a result, the food is more American than Italian, and sometimes that is OK.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was very busy when we arrived. Waited about 5 minutes and was seated. Service was very good. Pizza was tasty and my daughter loves the meatballs. Prices were reasonable. I recommend trying.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best food ever. We had the steak and cheese sub and meat lovers pizza. Atmosphere is good. Service is great.

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Springfield, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a place! We celebrated a late Father's Day supper after spending a day at Water Country. Five adults and children 11, 9, and 20 months. The food was outstanding, the portions were plentiful (Scampi, Veal, Scallops). The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The roving musician was great and appealed to young and old alike. A great place to... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting Williamsburg for the weekend we found this Restaurant on Yelp. Have to say we are so glad we found this place. We had a large party and they were so supper friendly. My niece has severe food allergies and the accommodated to her every need. I would highly recommend this place and if I could would give it... More 

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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, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
    (Monticello Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: There is a bus stop close in front of the shopping center.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-220-2641

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children

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.
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

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