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Sal's By Victor

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 36
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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
Oh Boy what a meal....

So many choices. But we needed to eat quickly to get to the Ghost Tour. So I had a calzone loaded with sausage,pepperoni and meatballs. Very good and took half home. My wife had the veggie lasagna with she enjoyed. And our friend had a Hawaiian pizza. Also very good. We all had leftovers for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Toms River, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Toms River, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So many choices. But we needed to eat quickly to get to the Ghost Tour. So I had a calzone loaded with sausage,pepperoni and meatballs. Very good and took half home. My wife had the veggie lasagna with she enjoyed. And our friend had a Hawaiian pizza. Also very good. We all had leftovers for the next day....

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Coxsackie, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The resort we were staying at recommended Sal's and what a lovely surprise. We ordered our food to go, and when we got to eating it, it was a 5-star flavor experience! We ordered antipasto Italiano, chicken marsala, linguine with white clam sauce, and a sicilian with combo. To describe the delicousness of everything would be redundant, so I will... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A decent meal and reasonable prices. I had the eggplant parmigiana and was pleased. Others were also pleased with their meals. The staff were friendly and efficient.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We ordered a large pizza half cheese, half sausage and mushroom, for takeout after a long, great day at Busch Gardens. The pizza was reasonably priced, very good, and was ready in 15 minutes. We will happily order from here again on our next visit to Williamsburg.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went there after I looked up pizza establishment on Yelp. They rated it high marks so I decided to try it out. I went in and went to the takeout window. I asked about the sizes of pizza and decided to order a small meat pizza with hot peppers. They said it would be twenty minutes. I waited. Ten... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited midweek around 7:30pm. Very busy and had to wait 20 minutes for a table. They have a gazebo outside with seating where you can wait, so i guess that it's a fairly normal occurance. Once inside service was very prompt. There is a very large menu with a huge choice of Italian dishes. We both went for the small... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Always outstanding food and service. Ask to be seated in Antonio's section and be ready for a real Italian treat.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived Sunday early evening and we were promptly seated in the back to accommodate a party of 11. It was quite chilly and we ask for the AC to be turned down. Request was acknowledge with drink and appetizer orders. We received fresh hot bread and butter. We ordered calamari, 1 large sausage, 1 medium cheese, 1 small pepperoni,... More 

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Buchanan, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Less than average taste of both meat and chicken pizzas. Dry and tasteless. And large didn't seem large at all. .Also it took over 1-1/2 hours for delivery to locale less than a mile away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Absolute best Italian food I have ever had!!! It was incredible. Was totally surprised how delicious everything was. Great, great, experience.

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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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