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Evita's Italian Restaurant

Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
876 974 2333
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Ranked #5 of 80 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Jamaican, Pasta, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Set in an authentic 1860 Gingerbread House, overlooking Ocho Rios, Evita's opened in 1989 and has established a reputation for great service, ambiance, decor, view and excellent Italian and Jam-Italian 'fun' creations. All food is cooked to order. Celebrities keep frequenting Evita's as they really enjoy it's romantic atmosphere and, also appreciate, 'value for money'....Occasionally there is live entertainment, usually, a 'guest star' appearance.

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  • Dutch first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I love this restaurant! I go regularly with my family and the service is always great and the food is so flavorful and the portions are perfect. The menu is huge so there's a lot to chose from. I always get the 'Shrimp Cooyah' but I ask for it with a Rose sauce and spicy and its awesome. I also... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Elena, for your fantastic review! Yes, at Evita’s we try to please every ‘palate’ so, any changes that we are asked to make to a dish, we gladly execute them as, many a times, they are so great that I even name the dish after the person who thought of them … therefore … we will have to... More

Sylva, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The location of this restaurant is perfect. If you sit on the terrace you'll get to see the town of Ocho Rios and its beautiful lights. The staff is friendly. Try the spaghetti with jerk chicken and the calaloo pasta. Enjoy a glass of red wine with you meal.

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Marlon, for your short and, to the point, review. I am happy to hear that my ‘fusion’ dishes are a hit and the staff lived up to your expectations. Spaghetti ‘al dente’ with the fresh local Calaloo and ‘a touch’ of the 1001 flavors of the local spicy Jerk seasoning, really make this dish quite interesting, to say... More

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Happy with the food selection and the drinks menu. Lovely location, ideal for couples as it has a romantic touch On our visit to Evita's, there was commotion with the kitchen staff, profanities were being exchanged (not PC to write down), as well as pots and pans where being thrown around. Fortunately we had received our main meals prior to... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am sorry that this most UNUSUAL behavior happened in the kitchen! This certainly would not have occurred if I was at the restaurant, but that evening I had taken off to visit with my daughter who was here, from New York, with her children. I guess the MD or anyone else, could not... More

Florida City, Florida
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The pizza, the wine and the fish was one of the best points of our trip. They got some nice stuff from italy, cose it was so good as it can THANKS

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank, YOU, George, for enjoying Evita’s and, your great review. Hopefully, you will make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon … Ciao! Eva More

Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was my last night in Ocho Rios and i was starving for a nice huge meal. We saw the sign for Evita's just walking by/driving by on the street. Curiosity made me take a chance and explore this so called place called Evita's. I was greeted by this beautiful woman with a great smile that defined comfort. I got... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Nic, for your great review and the compliments!!!!! It is really heartwarming to hear how a genuine warm welcome can, literally, be ‘the icing on the cake’. Hope you will decide tour the island again, and make it Evita’s again, soon.... Ciao! Eva More

ocho rios
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Got the best vegetarian Burger here if you try it request it with the wheat bread taste better then.....Great haven't had none in awhile i need to pay them a visit....

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your so ‘surprising’ review! I have been away from the restaurant for 10 days and when I saw this review, I was really surprised. As we do have a lot of vegetarian dishes and cook them to order, I am so glad to know that the cooks even ‘improvised’ and did a vegetarian burger! I guess, since... More

nashville tn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed mins away @ Jamaica Inn. So, only 5mins Way. Located up on a hill. Break taking views. Had a Jamaican guy sing us a romantic love song while we videoed it. Very island style. Ordered Lobster & it was so big & delicious! Lol also, ordered grilled calamari and Octopus. From Nashville, Tennessee & we will be back in... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Timberly, for your wonderful review. Mamma Mia, coming back for your vow renewal dinner…I am so excited!!!! Will certainly make sure you get the ROYAL treatment… Ciao! Eva More

Jamaica
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Had heard about Evita's for years and finally went from Kingston for Sunday lunch on the new Highway. Peaceful, lovely view, good baked mozarella, lasagna and fish of the day. Extensive menu at reasonable prices. Look forward to going back when Eva is there also.

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Dawn, for your great review! Yes, the new Highway certainly makes it easier to come to Ocho Rios, and Evita’s. I look forward to hosting you again and again... Ciao! Eva More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

As italian food is my favourite, it was a must to stop at Evita's on our way through Ochio Rios. A nice little place that could do with a bit of tlc. Staff appeared very bored and it all seemed quite rushed. As we were the only guests that evening, it looked as if they couldnt be bothered. Food however... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. I am happy you loved every bite of the food but, as I strive for excellence, I would greatly appreciate if you could let me know what day-evening you came so that I can address the problem you had w/ the staff as, when we are not busy, they should have been ‘falling... More

Baltimore, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I just returned to my villa and couldn't wait to post a review about this wonderful restaurant! The food was absolutely amazing!! My family and I (a party of 10) couldn't stop sharing bites because we all debated that our meals were the best... I ordered the pork medallions and it literally melted in my mouth! What really took this... More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ashley for you great review and, compliments!!! I was easy helping you choose between a Bolognese Pasta, which you can have anytime, anywhere in the USA and my Pork Medallions ‘Paradiso’ which, as the name says, are ‘Heavenly’… It was also fun, answering all your questions and chatting w/ you and the rest of the family, who joined... More

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