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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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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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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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
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Whenever my family travels to Williamsburg, VA the first place they want to go is Sal's by Victor. We have been coming here for the last 20 years and we are never disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is fantastic. Our server, San, could not have been more accommodating and it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Deb S
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Whenever my family travels to Williamsburg, VA the first place they want to go is Sal's by Victor. We have been coming here for the last 20 years and we are never disappointed. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is fantastic. Our server, San, could not have been more accommodating and it was a nice treat to meet the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in the back corner of a strip shopping center near the intersection of Richmond Rd. and Bypass Rd. (with Food Lion and liquor store). Watch for the sign because you can't really see it from the street. It doesn't look like much from the exterior, but the interior is much bigger than it looks and is attractively... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I wasn't looking for an Italian restaurant when I started reading the TripAdvisor reviews on restaurants in the Williamsburg area. Sal's by Victor was among the restaurants and when I read the glowing reviews, I decided I had to check it out. The Bruschetta was amazing -- my meal, a special Bucatini All'a Amatriciana was excellent (I'm a big fan... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here with friends several years ago. The meal was amazing. There was a fire at this location, but we met other friends and their temporary location. Once again the food was very good. This trip back to the renovated original location, they expanded the place to more than twice the size. Food was okay, service was not as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Good food! Worth the trip, very busy establishment also accommodates a large crowd. We got the brushetta, great flavor! Although 6.99 for four average size pieces was a bit overpriced. Salad also very good although the head lettuce tasted like it wasn't washed. Lasagna was good, nice portion. My son's had garlic bread appetizer, they could step that up a... More 

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Biglerville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I went to Sal's by Victor on a whim as we were shopping in the same shopping center. I assumed it was just your average "pizza joint". When we walked in, I was quickly surprised that it was a more upscale italian restaurant in appearance. I began to worry that this was going to be out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Spent the day in busch gardens and arrived there about an hour before closing. They took great care of us and got our food with no delay. Great pizza subs and salads.

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Williamsburg,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Sal's by Victor is owned and operated by a celebrated chef, Victor, having won numerous awards and recognition. Still Victor is there almost always to make sure that the quality of food and service is exceptional. We have eaten at this resataurant regularly for the past many years and always enjoyed it. Very family friendly and welcoming environment.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. It was worth the trip! The pizza has a good crust hand tossed crust. It's thicker than a New York pie and not a deep dish. It held up well to the toppings and had good flavor. The stromboli was also very good and the portions were great. A large... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ordered two pizzas online for pick up. Was able to pick the time I wanted to pick up the food and it was hot and ready exactly on time. The pizza was great and I would definitely order again.

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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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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, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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