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1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #17 of 349 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We always eat here at least once when we are in Williamsburg! This is what we consider real Italian food. The chicken Parmigiana is outstanding and the portion sizes are large. My only complaint is the location...its tucked in the back corner of a strip mall which can make it hard to find unless you know where you're going. Highly... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Authentic...good...fair price...two locations...full menus with plenty of choices....went to the Richmond Rd location located in shopping mall area that locals advised would be better than other location

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Their food is good but they are slow when it comes to delivery, everytime i seem to wanna order delivery, they always have only one driver which take about 45mins and then your food is cold. Love the food but not mediocre delivery service.

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Westover, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

HAVE had several visits and every time the food is excellent, service is great and atmosphere is pleasant . Always worth at least one visit per our weekend trip. Take out or dine in. Wine can be ordered and well worth price. Prices are very low for quality of food. I recommend everything, but my favorite order is greek salad... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I grew up in an Italian-American family in New Jersey and I have fond memories of eating long, leisurely dinners at my own home and the homes of my aunts in New York. This past April my husband and I traveled to Naples, Rome and parts of Sicily and I enjoyed the amazing flavors of those areas. Since moving to... More 

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Top Contributor
297 reviews 297 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Somewhat hidden between a Lion's food store and the liquor store, Sal's is a little hard to find but well worth the effort. It is a favorite place of the locals and I can see why. The pizza is among the best that I have ever tasted and the lobster ravioli is incredible. The atmosphere is just down home pleasant;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I would highly recommend Sal's by Victor to anyone visiting the Williamsburg, VA area. The food is tasty, expertly prepared, beautifully plated and served by friendly, helpful staff. There is a great variety of items for picky eaters and special requests for added ingredients or removed ingredients are no problem. Also, if you live locally, you can order online for... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We go to Williamsburg three for four times a year and go to Sal's as often as we can while we are in the area. The food is great and the service is wonderful. We love going and will continue to go back as often as possible.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We vacation in Williamsburg,Va every 2-3 years and have been doing so for about 30 years.We spent the 2014 Christmas Holiday in Williamsburg and dined at Sals by Victor twice-one dinner and one lunch.The variety of food choices is greater than in any other Italian restaurant I have dined at in my 60+ years.There are dozens of choices.There are the... More 

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Gatesville, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food was great, staff was fantastic, even thought its a large restaurant it has an intimate feel.Will come back!

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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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