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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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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  • 426
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  • 169
    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Great for groups

The past three times I've been to Sal's by Victor it has been with a group tying a good meal to a meeting. The wonderful thing about Sal's is that after you've enjoyed a delightful meal, they let you stay to conduct your meeting without bothering you.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Schleb63
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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700 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The past three times I've been to Sal's by Victor it has been with a group tying a good meal to a meeting. The wonderful thing about Sal's is that after you've enjoyed a delightful meal, they let you stay to conduct your meeting without bothering you.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Every time we go here they always have great food and attentive service. Pizza is great, made to order and fresh. All of the pasta dishes are amazing as well. The prices are fair and the service is exceptional. Always nice to see the owner walking around and making sure you're enjoying your meal. If only they served Coke rather... More 

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Montgomery Village, Md
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Sal's offers discounts in every coupon book & magazine. It takes some effort to find the restaurant but is really worth the effort. We have eaten there several times now and found the food tasty, well prepared, with some of the best Italian flavor I have experienced.The tomato sauces have a fresh tomato flavor that I've experienced in Italian homes.... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We found Sal's By Victor on our first night in town and we certainly we're not disappointed. It was a Friday night so they were busy (even at 730p) but we were seated quickly and had great service. The restaurant offered a great atmosphere and our server was quick to bring drinks and out hot food. The portions are HUGE... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been coming to Williamsburg annually for over 10 years. We often chose Sal's because it never disappoints. We went again this year for Valentine's Day for a late lunch/early dinner. I had a lunch special that included salad, entree and dessert for $10. I chose the mushroom stuffed ravioli with cream sauce figuring it would be a small... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sal's has a dining grandeur like no other Italian restaurant one could hope for. Over the years I've spent in search for traditional ethnic food prepared by culinary artists of such proportions. They're old world charm combined with a modern twist of fate has brought this New Jersey family to claim victory over all of Williamsburg. Think not of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Our family visited tonight for dinner. The restaurant was busy but our party of 6 was sat right away. Our waiter arrived promptly to get our drink orders and offered bread but I declined since most of our family has a gluten allergy. When he returned for our dinner order he was very helpful in making sure we got gluten-free... More 

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Silver Spring
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

We used to love the pasta dishes, bread and calzones at Sals, but sadly my husband is now required to follow a gluten free diet. However, we were thrilled to find out that they now offer a gluten free pizza, which is one of the best that we've had anywhere. That along with the regular house salad made a delicious... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Sorry, Mom , but this food beats your cooking hands down. The Rockfish with mussels special was creative and well presented, but best of all went so quickly i was surprised and left me wishing for more. I'll just have to come back ---SOON! If you haven't been or haven't been in awhile, Victor has upped his game.

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Madison, Indiana
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I ate here while we were on vacation in Williamsburg. This was the best Italian place we had all week. I had the vic special and was pleased with all the plate had to offer. The lasagna and veal were the high points for me.

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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, Large groups, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?