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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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“pizza” (663 reviews)
“salad” (190 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 yesterday via mobile

We ordered our food for pick up and it came with a wine. The food was fresh and had good flavor. Hopefully if we ever go back we can eat in. Looked busy which means the food is great!

Thank Victoria V
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a large group for lunch. The food was exquisite, plentiful and genuine Italian. Our service was fantastic, led by Patricia. We were provided with plates of different Antipastos, breads, selection of different pasta dishes and wonderful main courses, followed by yummy desserts, including,...More

Thank Rsnic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This city has some great eateries, but Sal's by Victor is an absolute great discovery. Here is exactly what you can expect: Great, high-quality food, served with a genuine smile at very affordable prices. You actually get far more than your money's worth. The place...More

1  Thank duffpilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely evening here in early December 2017 with a fabulous dinner, gorgeous setting (like being in an art gallery with all the paintings!), and our very professional waitress Patricia. She was fantastic, and so helpful in helping us make...More

Thank capedreamin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a homey feeling. You can order to-go or be seated in the dining area. The pizza is quite good, as are the cannoli desserts. You can often find a coupon for them in many of the Williamsburg tourism booklets and handouts that...More

1  Thank Besabab
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Idreamov
Reviewed 14 January 2018

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

2  Thank Tyler A
Reviewed 14 January 2018 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 9 January 2018

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 9 January 2018 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
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19 December 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.
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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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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