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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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“salad” (195 reviews)
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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 via mobile

We read good things about this restaurant and since it was so close to our hotel, and we love good Italian restaurants, we chose to eat there and to celebrate our anniversary. Our server, Ozmun, was a wonderful and friendly person and he made sure...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Baked Ziti was WONDERFUL! House dressing was great! Rigatoni with broccoli, zucchini and added shrimp was fantastic! Pizza was good. Highly recommend!

Thank dshbeachgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here while on vacation in Williamsburg. The place is very busy but large ad able to accommodate. Our server was excellent. very attentive and on top of everything. we ordered appetizers and pasta dishes as well as pizza for the kids. Everything was...More

Thank bid421
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large selection of authentic Italian food. The restaurant is located in a strip mall. It was not what I was expecting. The foyer is small and busy with people purchasing pizza for take-out, but when we were seated, we realized how large the restaurant itself...More

Thank Dana F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here today, great food and service. Wife had Canaloni with chicken and spinach very good. I had pasta with peppers and sausage. Fantastic. Very responsible prices. We will go back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch service, amazing menu, Italian atmosphere added up to a super dinner. The prices are very reasonable considering you get a nice salad and basket of assorted breads. The pasta dishes were succulent and portions large.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While on vacation in Williamsburg , we found Sals by Victor, the place was a bit busy, but were seated quickly, we ordered our appetizers and main course, before we could finish our appetizers, the main course were being placed on our table. The food...More

Thank joeydante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I was here, we had Fabio, he was great, food was great, couldn’t have asked for better. Tonight, I don’t think our waitress really wanted to be there. After my daughter explained to her twice about what she wanted on her salad, it...More

Thank StephanieSelene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Italian restaurant. Enjoy the Italian meat appetizer for two. Could be for four. Had a pizza and pasta with calamari. Enjoyed both dishes. Had a nice Italian wine.

Thank David20130609
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our food back from the place to eat at hotel. I loved the fried ravioli and my chicken parm. Pasta to me was clumped and over cooked. My son loved his veal dish but didn’t enjoy his pasta. And the risotto was over...More

Thank joanne b
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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, 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, 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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