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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 467
    Excellent
  • 184
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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
Excellent Italian food

my mom and I were in Willamsburg for a few nights and this place was recommended from the hotel staff. It was fantastic. We had a great meal, it wasn't really expensive and they have a lot to choose from. If you are a wine drinker, they have an extensive list. I will definitely eat here again... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
kathys1977
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

my mom and I were in Willamsburg for a few nights and this place was recommended from the hotel staff. It was fantastic. We had a great meal, it wasn't really expensive and they have a lot to choose from. If you are a wine drinker, they have an extensive list. I will definitely eat here again on my trip... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to Sal's as a group of four adults and five young kids. The service was a little slow at times but we went at the peak time on Saturday. The portions were huge and well prepared. Everyone really enjoyed the meal and we will definitely return on the next family trip to Williamsburg.

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I'm hoping there was a new chef on or because I went mid-afternoon, things were a little out of whack. The previous times I've dined here it has been absolutely fantastic. However, this time it seemed to lose a little of its pizzazz. This was our first experience with the pizza and it was, well, not very good. I got... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great pizza good pasta dishes very comfortable and friendly excellent service great location a must stop for Italian food will be back

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When out of town guests ask where to dine, I always mention Sal's by Victor. I start by saying that when you walk in and smell the garlic and olive oil, you know that they know how to cook good food. Most often we do not go out for Italian food. Will limit my remarks to the limited items we... More 

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Matthews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The food we got was excellent, the marinara sauce had lots of flavor and the pizza was crispy and flavorful. The only bad part was our waitress was rude and lacked any sort of personality. The girl who checked us out did not say anything to us after taking our money to pay our bill. The service could definitely use... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

From the very beginning this restaurant has served some of the best Italian food in the area over 40 years in business. It is a local landmark.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Every time we visit Williamsburg we stop by and eat at Sals. We have had lunch and dinner. My husband is a big pizza eater and he walks away saying " that is the best pizza I have ever eaten". Patricia thank you for making Mothers Day weekend a special one. You were so great with my kids. Keep on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

When visiting Williamsburg my wife and I always make it a point to dine at Sals by Victor it's always a pleasureable experience This time was no exception we had a server name David Who was excellent and very attentive to our every need The food was beyond words it's absolutely breathtaking cuisine. You won't be disappointed I assure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We were brought to our table immediately. The waiter was very friendly. Our food was AMAZING! Will definitely be going back again.

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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: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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