Restaurant Of The Week

By Audrey Stratton | Local Happenings


Mex-Itali is a local restaurant right here in West Portsmouth. Tim and Sherri Wheeler purchased the restaurant in 2002 from the original owners who started the business in 1968.


With many items to choose from, Tim’s favorite menu item is their beef burrito (with lettuce, tomato, sourcream, and CC dip) and homemade carrot cake for dessert!


Sherri’s favorite is their baked spaghetti, garlic bread, a deluxe salad (with red dressing) and no-bake cookies for her dessert!


Their daughter, Viv, likes the chicken taco bowl (with chips and guacamole), homemade rolls (with whipped butter), and peanut butter pie for dessert!



With their Tex-Mex and Italian themed restaurant, they make most of their food homemade. Their rolls, refried beans, spanish rice, spaghetti, carrot cake, and fettuccine sauce are just a few of their homemade items!


During this time, their restaurant has been impacted by COVID just like many others in our county. When asked what the local support meant to them during this time they said, “We are grateful for the outpouring of local support.  It really does make a difference to the 26 employees who work at Mex-Itali.”


The next time you're unsure of what to have for dinner, consider Mex-Itali for your meal! Check out their menu and hours here!




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