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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: 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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  • 442
    Excellent
  • 171
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Must Visit!

Every time I return to Williamsburg I have to visit Sal's By Victor for their amazing pizza. Been coming here for 15 years and hope to for at least another 15!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
BenNX74205
via mobile
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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723 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Every time I return to Williamsburg I have to visit Sal's By Victor for their amazing pizza. Been coming here for 15 years and hope to for at least another 15!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We went to Sals and found surprisingly good good. We ordered 4 different types of meals and every one was excellent. We had a nice carafe of the house wine at a reasonable price. Very enjoyable with excellent service.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a jewel in Williamsburg. Make sure it says "Sals of Victor," there's another Sals, but not the same. Excellent food--egg plant, Shrimp Scampi, Lemocello, Lemon cake with Lemoncello filling. Always excellent food and service!

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Rochester, New York, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

a large group of us had dinner here. Our waiter was very knowledgable and his suggestions were great. There was a nice variety and it appears to be family friendly

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Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I have been to this pizza place the last two visits I've taken to Williamsburg and it does not disappoint. I learned of this place from the local hotel we were staying at, it doesn't look like much from the front, but the place is wonderful! My last time there they had live music and the atmosphere was great!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Measured in terms of reliability and value, perhaps the best thing going in Williamsburg. A stalwart and local favorite. Not high cuisine. Just good solid dishes and people who have been at this work, at this location, for many, many moons. Don't do the chains. Do this instead and you will not regret it.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

For whatever reason, Williamsburg seems to be a haven for good, authentic Italian food. Living here for almost 10 years, we've discovered Doraldo's and Little Mauruzio's, both excellent places. But at the top of the list is ALWAYS Sal's by Victor. The food is superb...we've never had a bad dish. And the service is always the best quality. At our... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Been going here regularly with my family since I was in elementary school. Have yet to eat anything here I didn't like. Sal's is the bar by which I measure all other authentic Italian food. I've had better and i've had (much) worse, but Sal's is consistent and very good. The calzones and the chicken parmesan are both great choices.

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Williamsburg,
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We dine here at least twice a month we are still trying to find a poorly prepared dish. Today I had the chicken tortellini and husband had the seafood Thermidor. As always food was DELICIOUS!

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Volcano, California
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285 reviews 285 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went to Sal's as a family of five. The service was excellent. The wine list was okay. Our daughter's pizza was very good. Our son-in-law liked his veal. My wife found her manicotti to be very ordinary (given the price). My veal saltimboca was tender, but the sauce had a very strange taste. Given the price, they ought to... More 

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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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