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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” (605 reviews)
“baked ziti” (19 reviews)
“pasta dishes” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1242 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2827
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Reviewed yesterday

The pizza was very good. We were able to have two meals from the food, dinner at the restaurant , and lunch the next day. It was reasonable priced and the is a coupon in the travel booklets for 10% off your bill.

Thank poukala
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've eaten here many times, for both lunch and dinner. I've noticed the service is not what it once was. The hostess who sat us was friendly, but everyone else was so crabby! The waitress was very short with us, and when my older mother-in-law...More

Thank Ercokat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good portions and very good service, small family atmosphere, and reasonable prices. Sal's gets a lot of repeat business because you can count on a very good meal at a fair price. They've got all the standard Italian favorites on the menu and then...More

Thank dave809
Reviewed 4 days ago

While on vacation, after our first dinner at Sal's we went back again after trying other places. There are plenty of restaurants nearby but Sal's was more efficient in handling the tourist crowds with good, friendly service. It's a large place with plenty of tables...More

Thank VW49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I literally walked in to pick up my takeout order and saw many families, couples and groups of people heading to the restaurant. I was so stunned to see that many people going in at 630pm. This place is very popular and I see why......More

Thank jaimelovebug
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good pizza when visiting area - crowded but they moved quickly. Had take out which was great due to all the people wanting to eat in. Chicken parmigiana was also good. Not "New York "but not Pizza Hut either!

Thank Mariannefinley
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food at a good price with large portion. Staff is pleasant and attentive. Can get busy but worth the wait.

Thank David K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We first came to Sal's by Victor 12 based on a recommendation from the concierge where we stayed. The food was AMAZING and we've talked about returning since. Well, we finally made it back to Williamsburg, and even though we didn't recognize the inside of...More

Thank woodym2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just by luck of being in a turn lane and could not get over, we stumbled upon Sal's by Victor. We were very surprised by the size first when we walked in. They were very busy but they seated us right away, and our waiter...More

Thank CMC131
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good was very good, and priced at midrange for area restaurants. Very family friendly, no bar area, as wine and beer are only available. Coupons available in numerous advertisements, making it more reasonable. Recommended for hungry families, with the free bread knots served hot a...More

Thank dhale1
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Questions & Answers
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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Response from smilemiry | Property representative |
yes, we'll delivery the 4th!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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