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Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #14 of 334 restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

All I can say excellent food we were a partly of 4 food came out hot and was excellent. The staff always made sure your drink was always full.

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Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Great family atmosphere! The meal came out fast and hot. Great experience. Will definitely return and tell all my friends!

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Lexington, KY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This place is okay. The salads are typical iceberg mix. The garlic bread tasted like a hot dog bun. The pasta dishes were okay, but nothing I'd go back a second time for.

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Newport News, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I don't usually write bad reviews, because I hate hurting anybody's business, but this is really exceptionally bad. Food quality is poor. Not many healthy options on the menu. Room is in need of repair...flies...no way to dry my hands after washing in the bathroom - need I continue? It's usually empty. On the positive side, the service is excellent.... More

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DeLand, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Every time we visit Colonial Williamsburg, we eat at Sal's By Victor. It is a wonderful family restaurant. They are very accommodating to us. Fabulous food! Thank You!

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Best Italian food in Williamsburg, Hands Down!! Oh, and BTW, the best cheese steak and Italian Cold Cut also!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had about $100 of take out pizzas and salads delivered for a party... Pizzas showed up ( took a while)... Paid the driver in full ( plus generous tip), realized quickly after that the salads were not delivered. Multiple calls and over 45 minutes, so I had to go to another restaurant to order for the vegetarian in our group.... More

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Turnersville, New Jersey
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped in this Italian Restaurant during our stay in Williamsburg. This place did not disappoint. They serve great food, and we had an excellent waiter. Definitely worth it!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My niece held her wedding dinner there. She had it all served family style and it was course after course - each one more delicious than the last! You can get pizza anywhere but chicken ravioli with prosciutto? This is the place to go! Unbelievably divine!

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Dublin, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Looked for Italian food that was not a chain in Williamsburg VA. The hotel front desk recommended Sal's and she was so right. Williamsburg is really crowded this time of year with tourists and though we'd have a hard time getting in without a wait. The restaurant is well managed...very busy but got seated (6 of us) right away at... More

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