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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%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was packed! We figured it would be good and it was. We had a 20 minute wait to get in and we were a group of twelve. They handled everything very efficiently. The food was your typical Italian fare and I really enjoyed...More

Thank Vanessa V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Sal’s after recommended by a friend that went to William and Mary in the late 70’s. Found it to be a restaurant that was quaint and much nicer than its strip mall location. Majority of staff older and Italian. Ordered the pizza and a...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Pizza! Great atmosphere! Stupendous service! Great dining choice! They even had a fun little sign out front to mark our visit with.

Thank Brownbears4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently we had the opportunity to dine at Sal’s and the pizza was as good as ever the restaurant is rather large and the wait staff is superb.

Thank apbayhill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and atmosphere, reasonable prices, and great wait staff. It came highly recommended. Excellent.

Thank Gary E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was tucked in a corner of a mall (Williamsburg Mall ?) that is scheduled for renovation. The service was fantastic and the food was authentic Italian—great modestly priced wines

Thank JJCJ2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking to try a local restaurant in Williamsburg- no chains this trip. We saw the ad for Sal's by Victor and thought we would give it a try. It is tucked into a shopping center, so it is not the easiest to find....More

Thank kncf1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Escape for a while from all the Americana and be swept away into a little Italy tucked away in a strip mall that again, only the locals really know of and cherish. The service is as authentic as the foods which makes the experience fun,...More

Thank DRChin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good Italian food and huge pizza’s. A lot of tables, usually filled, so can get quite loud with all the talking.

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sal's by Victor is a favorite place to dine whenever we are in Williamsburg -- and apparently it is a favorite of the people who live in Williamsburg because it is always a busy place. Very good food and service whenever we have been there...More

Thank Alan S
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Linda R
10 August 2017|
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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.
Naomi M
18 June 2016|
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yes, we'll delivery the 4th!
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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