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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 2 days ago

I went for lunch with several family members, We had an advance reservation, as did another large party. They got out reservations mixed up so there was some confusion, but it got straightened out pretty quickly. There were 10 of us in our party. The...More

Thank datachik99
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The portions are really big and the food is delicious. We don’t like to eat out for Italian because most places are not better than what we can make at home but this place is tasty.

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We dined on a Sunday evening because the 5-year-old in the family wanted pizza for her birthday dinner. This restaurant has been a favorite of her family, so she picked it. It was very busy, but we were quickly seated. The waiter took our drink...More

Thank WomanontheGo2017
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Sal’s on a Thursday evening and were seated right away. Our server was Sorida and she was fantastic! She was a lot fun and took great care of us. When it came to the food, it was very bland. The pasta was spot...More

Thank sirmucks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my sister and two grandsons. The food was absolutely delicious! It was among the best we've ever had of Italian food. It was so good my grandson even ate the leftovers cold the next day! The service was wonderful. As we...More

Thank Fran O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were traveling as a family of four on vacation. Everything made there was delicious! The salads had a variety of olives on them and I tried the homemade house dressing that was on the table. It was yummy. My family ordered the fettuccine Alfredo,...More

Thank deannaa861
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sal's may be why Williamsburg has a well-deserved reputation for having a hot, hip & innovative food scene. This picturesque historic colonial James River town is an unlikely place for a genuine old school Italian-American restaurant. Casual, fun, busy every night, great home cooking, perfect...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stating in the area at a timeshare development. Out all day on an excursion and no one was in the mood to cook so we ordered a sicilian pizza. Delivery took an hour which was long but they did arrive just before the hour mark....More

Thank cfd202
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered from Sal’s for delivery to a hotel near by. Food was delivered in a timely manner and was very good! We got the works pizza, chicken wings and onion rings! The next time in the area we will definitely order from here again!...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t explain how good or pizza was from Sals by Victor!!! Do yourself a favor and get the Campagonle Pizza! You can thank me know!! Wow!!

Thank MikeSki55
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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, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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