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Sal's By Victor

1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
+1 757-220-2641
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (663 reviews)
“salad” (190 reviews)
“bread” (137 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is an impressive place. Good service, excellent homemade bread, outstanding veal, perfect medley of vegetables, good drinks selection. It was quite busy on a Tuesday evening and I am not surprised - it deserves every success. Merely a pity it is in such an...More

Thank guyr802
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was St. Pat's Saturday and we deliberately went away from college town center to avoid the crush as we had a 7 month old baby along. The food and service were excellent and we could talk in a relaxed comfortable setting.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Three couples, six old friends, descended on Sals by Victor after a fun day at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Patricia greeted us and steered us to two wonderful bottles of wine. She was so much fun and quickly identified the joker at our...More

Thank zeggyk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate dinner at Sal’s during a recent trip to Williamsburg, Va. upon the recommendation of the concierge at Wyndham Patriot’s Point. When we arrived we noticed two tour buses in the parking lot and thought that we were probably in store for a long...More

Thank mfspears
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sal's by Victor is a large restaurant. We were seated immediately and waited on promptly. I had a medium combination ($16) and my wife had the medium Hawaiian ($13). Good size for a medium! Plenty of ingredients. Great taste. Great experience.

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has great Italian cuisine! The decor is very authentic, the service is good, the menu is varied, and the prices are fair. The luncheon portions are generous and the prices are a fraction of those on the dinner menu. This is our favorite...More

Thank MEB55304
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had just came into town and heard that they deliver to our hotel door! They where fast and the food was hot. Good food I’m very picky when it comes to Italian food I’d rate them about a 7 out of 10 On taste....More

Thank air h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by locals and boy, they did not steer us wrong! Portions are huge! Our salads were super fresh served with warm fresh bread. The Chef’s Combo was enough for two! Baked ziti, Chicken Parmigiana and Rigatoni all covered with a...More

Thank ChrisnSC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve been here a number of times and never disappointed. The service is great, even when they are crazy busy. The food is very good across all of their extensive menu. We would recommend this for anyone who is looking fora good local Italian restaurant...More

Thank larryp723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved food and atmosphere... Always good. loved the eggplant appetizer and pasta. Very charming and consistent

Thank Merrie Jo A
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Response from Leo M | Reviewed this property |
Does it serve wine, oh yeah! A varied selection all of which are reasonable.
2 July 2016|
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Response from Cultural-Chameleon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. Traveling. The story I got from a server was Sal's by Victor is the original Sal and the one I enjoyed. There's a divorce story somewhere there which resulted in another Sal's.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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