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1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827 (Monticello Avenue)
+1 757-220-2641
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been going to Sal's by Victor for a long time. Never have had a bad meal. It doesn't matter whether it's a sit down full dinner or pizza or cheese steak (for Philly style ask them to drop the lettuce, tomato, and mayo. Go for sauce and fried onions - mushrooms too if you like).

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Thank JoeHend
Cape May, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I ordered my lunch from there to be delivered to work. It took an hour and half to arrive and when it finally got here, it was cold and soggy. It was a very disappointing way to spend nearly $20. I won't be doing that again.

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Thank Rochelle N
Ohio
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ordered pick up to go. The employee was very friendly. The food unfortunately was not as good as I thought it would be. Just plain iceberg lettece salad. Bread was just in plastic bag tied. Chicken parmesan was good but not very warm. We used a coupon to get a bottle of wine with our meal which was nice. Pricey... More 

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Thank Haven C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always have to stop here when in Williamsburg. The food is so fresh - so tasty, so generously portioned. The pasta and shrimp is insanely good, and the salmon is not only huge but mouthwateringly seasoned. The lasagna? My favorite. The Lemoncello cake for dessert is not to be missed. Had a great time tonight eating amazing Italian food with... More 

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Thank WJTravelocity
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent. The service was amazing! We love our waitress Greta <3 Everyone made us feel welcome! Thank you!

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Thank rddgregory
Richmond
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a pepperoni & mushroom and it was delicious. Perfection! We went back next day had pasta! WOW

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Thank Gary And Linda Y
Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sals was close to our motel & had good ratings. It was good but not as good as I had expected. Pizza looked good. Wish we'd ordered one. We probably won't go back next time we're in Williamsburg.

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Thank Lorna B
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78 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had to make sure I was rating the correct Sal's because there's more than one but this is THE place for awesome Italian food. The prices are less expensive than the others but they don't skimp on the portions or the great taste. The wait staff was very friendly and very attentive. Unfortunately for us, we found Sal's by... More 

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Thank Arthur Y
Bryantown, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic time at this restaurant with 25 family members celebrating. The service was fabulous (Thanks Patricia) and food was unbelievably good. I set up the menu ahead of time and from the moment we got there the food and wine were flowing. We could not have been happier.

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Thank Debra M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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593 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yup, this is where the locals go for the best of the best in Italian dining! Stay away from the chain joints up the road and give it a try. The pizza's are great and so are the dishes. Be prepared for a little bit of a wait on busy nights, but the seating area is HUGE...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
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
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
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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