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Sal's By Victor

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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Description: Sal’s by Victor is a family run restaurant specialized in both southern and...
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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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
Great food.

we heard about Sal's from ads and other folks but never tried it until our visit to CW in November. We were not disappointed . It was very busy the night we went there but even though the hostess was not very welcoming we were seated fairly promptly. Our Waitress, Maria Castro ( think that was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Westminster, Maryland
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Westminster, Maryland
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we heard about Sal's from ads and other folks but never tried it until our visit to CW in November. We were not disappointed . It was very busy the night we went there but even though the hostess was not very welcoming we were seated fairly promptly. Our Waitress, Maria Castro ( think that was her name) was excellent.... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service and good food. We would definitely return for a repeat visit. The meatball sub was great, too.

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Thank Sara W
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

best gulten free baked ziti delivered to our party with great customer service, Fast and worth the price, esp free plates and bowls with the wonderful salad (not just lettuce but mixed greens tomatoes , olives etc ) good Italian bread, Steve delivered as promised hot ready to eat Wonderful !!!.

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Thank deborahw8912016
Williamsburg,
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in for dinner and found a special menu for restaurant week. Eggplant appetizer which melts in your mouth. I am not a fan of tomato sauce but here it is delicious.! The chicken soup was also yummy and a good sized portion, There were a. Notice of four entries and we picked the beal Marone. Again another tasty dish.... More 

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Thank Gayle F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A family restaurant that is a local favorite. We were introduced to it years ago when our son was attending College here. We have since relocated here and it is now one of our favorites. All the Italian dishes are great, but the veal dishes are to die for!

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Thank m0nty56
Williamsburg, Virginia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is always fresh and wonderful. You might have to stand in line to get in, but it is well worth it.

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Thank Judy P
Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment I came into the restaurant, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. Mimmo, my server, was very attentive and made a great suggestion about what type of pizza to choose, the Caprese, and I asked him if he could add some Italian sausage, which he did. The sausage had amazing flavor and the pizza was the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ease of ordering was great - the delivery was prompt. The food was super - everyone (7 of us) ended up sharing items - everything was great!

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Thank DOC_SGM
Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pizza is always super tasty, but the fish specials are always a highlight. Definitely a place to try.

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Thank spicymumma
Orlando, FL
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge restaurant!! Complete menu with any Italian food you would want. Pizza was delicious. Service excellent and friendly staff. After a full day visiting colonial Williamsburg, this was a nice stop before ending the day. Recommended.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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