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Review of Sal's By Victor

Sal's By Victor
Ranked #14 of 394 Restaurants in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Gloucester, Virginia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Sal's by Victor is great! Have enjoyed food here for years. The steak and cheese sub is really good. But I enjoy the grilled chicken salad too.
Great portion sizes. Good service. Good value!

  • Visited November 2012
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United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Decent food and prices”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Early Italian dinner, all italian dishes (ravioli, manicotti, spaghetti) we ordered were good and portions are just right. Desserts are delicious. Can't complain. Decent prices. Will return!

  • Visited August 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful take out Italian!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had a recent 80th Family Birthday Celebration in our home in Williamsburg. Sal's by Victor did an incredible job of preparing an attractive and delicious Italian Feast for our family and friends. Craig was well organized,took our order and had everything ready for pickup as promised! What a pleasant occasion when you can trust someone else to fix a great meal and you can take the credit!

  • Visited October 2012
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Leesburg, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Good food and good price”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Nothing fancy, nothing special, just good food in a family friendly place with nice staff. The pizza was very good and the sub was too. No complaints. Would return anytime. Prices are fantastic.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Albans, West Virginia
1 review
“Sal's by Victor”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

My wife and I have enjoyed many trips to Colonial Williamsburg since 1989. We love the sights and sounds and always look forward to the next visit. As much as anything else, we look forward to dinners at Sal's by Victor. Since discovering it about 20 years ago, it has become our favorite Italian restaurant anywhere - a sentiment echoed by friends and family that have travelled with us.

It's easy to understand why Sal's by Victor has also long been a favorite by the locals(lucky people). The menu has something for everyone and everything we've tried over the years has been prepared to perfection, with quality ingredients. Yes, you can taste the difference! My mouth is watering right now, just thinking about past dinners.

The next time you are in the Williamsburg area, treat yourself to some superb Italian meals that won't break the bank, at Sal's by Victor. It's located in a corner of the Williamsburg Shopping Center on Richmond Road and they have a website at ... http://www.salsbyvictor.com/ Your taste buds will love you.

  • Visited October 2012
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