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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” (659 reviews)
“salad” (188 reviews)
“bread” (136 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

you cannot go wrong with Sals. their calamares is the best fresh and crispy with a good size portion. Same can be said about the their fried zucchini. We love their pizza from the crust to the sauce. Large spacious dining area. They have places...More

Thank Idreamov
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family and I are from southern Maryland and we come to Sal's every year. This particular visit was a little bit dissappointing. We waited a long time for our food not to mention it's quite expensive, at home we can go get Italian for...More

1  Thank Tyler A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time we visit Williamsburg we make a stop here and are never disappointed. The Pizza is always great, ala NY style, and anything we order off the menu is fantastic. Large restaurant setting which is great for informal dining.

Thank RobEllenS
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food reasonably priced nice people. they even deliver. great sandwiches, Italian sausages and meatball. good main course Italian items. fast service

Thank DTC8187
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Williamsburg and always enjoy an Italian meal at Sal’s. It is a very extensive menu and the portions are extremely large—shareable for sure. They have some good house wines at very affordable prices. I really enjoy both the veal Parmesan and the...More

1  Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so surprised when walking in to be reminded so much of our recent trip to Italy! The paintings and the decor—and the food—are reminiscent of the places we saw there. We stayed at Great Wolf with our daughter and family—5 children under 9—and...More

Thank Joni H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear Friends family and staff of Victor and all the other folks that are there giving this place high rates. You give good Williamsburg restaurants a bad reputation. How are visitors reading TA reviews going to trust us when this place has the same stars...More

1  Thank Nick T
smilemiry, Manager at Sal's By Victor, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear customer, Thank you for taking your time and review our services. While we feel sorry that you don’t like our restaurant, we also feel that you should refrain from offending those many guests of ours that leave outstanding review because they love us! TripAdvisor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 25 in our party. We ordered the at Christmas Town in Busch Gardens and they delivered to our hotel promptly. $160 work of pizza. The pizza was very good and some of the families ordered gluten free pizza. They were especially happy with...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sal's catered a wedding for my husband and I back in September. After being highly recommended by my family in VA and a splendid dinning there, we decided to go with them. It was definitely the best decision we could have made. The owners are...More

Thank Amelia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here before, but they must have gotten a new chef. My husband had Baked Ziti and it was really mushy. The Ziti was not fresh. You could tell it was sitting in water for a while. I had the Manicotti and it...More

Thank sierraPennsyalvania
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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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