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Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #21 of 338 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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Amelia, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Visited Williamsburg this past week...the first thing we do is have dinner at Sal's; the last meal in town is at Sal's. We had great meals this week...the biggest pizzas we ever had! I had the Lobster Ravioli for my first meal; Chicken in Lemon and Butter for the last meal - both were excellent! The service is great, also.... More

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Set back in a large mall parking lot, it's a little hard to find but worth the search. There's no bar to enjoy a cocktail and unwind after a long day but not everyone needs to do that like me. Service was friendly and fast. A basic salad, nothing to write home about but the entree was absolutely delicious. We... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Last Sunday after the W. & M. game, we went to Sal's by Victor. We had a nice time and the food was delicius as usually ( Veal marsala is the best ), and the price was affordable. The Host, Mirella, always smiling and kind, and the service was excellent ( Patricia and her husband Antonio). I reccomend to anyone... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

great food, a little pricey but everything is on vacation. Very nice and attentive waiter. I had the stuffed shells, they were OK but hubby had a seafood pasta and it was fantastic. I wasn't overly impressed with the bread.

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Madison, Wisconsin
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

While traveling in Williamsburg, VA, Sal's by Victor was recommended by one of the local people. We discovered a great Italian menu, warm atmosphere, delicious food, and excellent service. I ordered the smoked chicken ravioli and my wife had calamari in marinara sauce.; both were excellent.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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194 reviews 194 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is our go to spot for after Church. The accommodate large parties and do a good job of quickly feeding our group. The lunch specials are generally a good choice. Locals can get a 10% discount.

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Hudson, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had the pizza figuring we would each get our own. It ended up making 2-3 meals apiece. The prices were really affordable, service was wonderful, & the portions were very generous

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Sal's by Victor is a very large restaurant, seating hundreds of people, yet on a Saturday night we waited over one-half hour out on the sidewalk before being seated. This speaks to the popularity of the place. We found it noisy and crowded, with little ambience. The idea seems to be to serve as many people as possible as quickly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Sals was recommeded by a friend as "the best Italian" restaurant in the area. Up front, the food is ordinary. Having eaten at some amazing authenic restaurants in South Philly, Sals offerings have no zing to them. The sauce for the calamari and fried zucchini is exactly the same as what they serve on their pasta. The Veal Victor wasn't... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I always come to Sal's when we are in the area. We love the dipping oil and my wife puts lots of cheese on hers. We love authentic Italian and this restaurant never fails to satisfy our Italian food craving. We love the calamari, pescatore, arabiatta, pizza etc.

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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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