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Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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Ranked #19 of 339 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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Belle Mead, NJ
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We live in New Jersey so have a wide selection of places to get pizza. We have now had pizza at Sal's by Victor twice and feel that the pizza is as good as pizza from many establishments in New Jersey and New York City.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Craving pizza after driving all day, we went here for a Sicilian. Huge pie for less than $20. Enough left for lunch the next day. Need to add some more wines by the glass. Weak selection, despite decent bottle list.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I never would have thought that a restaurant next door to a grocery store would be so good! Nestled in a strip mall in Colonial Williamsburg, Sal's by Victor wowed me! Four of us dined on fresh fried calamari as an appetizer. They were delicious. Then we ate our salads, which were pretty good. Our dinners were: linguini with white... More

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Carnegie, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited after 8:00P.M. on a Saturday night. We have dined here before. Sangria was yummy and the sampler plate was just delicious. We have been here a few times and go back every year!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Lasagna and garlic bread that melt in your mouth. Sal's is a great family restaurant and the menu has something for every taste. In other visits I've found the pizza to be fresh and delicious (you'll never confuse it with Domino's). They also have a nice selection of sub sandwiches at lunchtime and the coffee is very good. Sal's is... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have eaten at sals by victor numerous times. It's some of the best food in the area. I have on many occasion given tourist directions to get there and later ate diner beside them and they thank me for the recommendation. If it's pizza or Pena pasta you will not be disappointed.

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Bowie, Maryland
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Easy to miss this hidden restaurant. Service was great. Food was very good. Make sure you try their salad. Came back with a group and received special service from the manager.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Recent transplants from the Northeast and trying out local restaurants. Food was average ( seafood dishes skimpy on protein), dinner entree of pasta only had two meatballs and kinda turned off by self-serve packet salad dressing and butter ( can you say "diner" feel). Hand written tickets which you take up to pay-- maybe they don't have a POS system?... More

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Cranberry township
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We expected a pizza place and was surprised to find this huge Italian restaurant. Too much sauce on pizza,but otherwise was good. Extensive menu made us wish we hadn't just gotten pizza.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Was here on vacation with my mother and 3 kids. We all enjoyed our meals so much from the bread and salad to the ravioli and the cheesecake. Waitress was great as well!

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