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Evita's Italian Restaurant

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Italian, Fusion, Pasta, Jamaican
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Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
876 974 2333
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Description: Set in an authentic 1860 Gingerbread House, overlooking Ocho Rios, Evita's...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 306
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  • 29
    Average
  • 19
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and great ambience

We went to Evita's twice on our 7 day trip because we enjoyed it so much. The service the first night was great - 2nd night a bit slow (but in fairness it was a little busier). The food was excellent and the view from the top of the hill breathtaking. Eva was there both nights and very warm and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
hlb2015
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Oakville, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went to Evita's twice on our 7 day trip because we enjoyed it so much. The service the first night was great - 2nd night a bit slow (but in fairness it was a little busier). The food was excellent and the view from the top of the hill breathtaking. Eva was there both nights and very warm and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We walked here from our resort in early evening when we reached the restaurant the view was fantastic but that's were it stopped The service was very slow even though there was only one other table of tourists in and one table of locals .Our soft drinks were flat which didn't go down well when we asked for replacements then... More 

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Byrdstown, Tennessee
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100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Heading east on the main highway just before downtown Ocho Rios you go up a steep hill and half way up is Evita's. At night you see Ocho lights. The menu was extensive and food was OK not great. For Jamaica the prices were a bit high. Service was also OK. Its a nice place away from the crowds.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

great food and great atmosphere with view of city from high above. Neat that Eva, the owner, spends time at every table. Get the Jamaician specials at the bottom of the menu.

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

Thank you, Kelly for your great review, compliment and recommendation. Yes, the Jamaican Specials at the bottom of our Menu are what I call the ‘Glorified Ones’ and a LOT of my patrons just ‘zero in’ in these choices … Ciao! Eva More 

Tipperary
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Couldn't recommed Evita's more! Wonderful food, a perfect blend of Italian & Jamaican. Great atmosphere, as a tourist you know its good when local people eat there! Even had the pleasure of meeting the famous Eva who was wonderful and very welcoming. Lovely staff & view of Ochy to top it off!

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and compliment!!!! I also appreciate your observation and, so correct, comment about noticing our clientele, we definitively are not, unlike many restaurants in resorts, a ‘Tourist Trap’…. smiles …. Ciao! Eva More 

Osprey, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Food was so good we had to go back again. Staff was superb! View from this restaurant is breathtaking. Best part was meeting Evita and enjoying a pleasant conversation with her. Evita dropped by our table the second time we went. We will see her again on our next visit. Looking forward to it!

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

Thank you, for your so nice review and compliment! I am also looking forward to seeing you again at Evita’s and having a little ‘chat’ with you. Most people do enjoy meeting and seeing the owner coming around. I do enjoy meeting happy customers and also, have a chance to ‘rectify’ immediately, anything that sometimes, might not be ‘up to... More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Went to Evita's for my best friend birthday dinner on the evening of 20 February 2015. As I rang up to make a reservation I was told that there was a free courtesy car service to pick us up from our hotel in Ocho Rios take us to the restaurant and then back to our hotel whenever we were finished... More 

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

Thank you, Adriene, for you fabulous review! I am glad everything went well and your friend had a great birthday party! Perhaps, I should tell the singer to change his line from how ‘old’ are now to how ‘young’ …? I certainly hope you will make it Jamaica again and that I will see you at Evita’s, soon… Ciao, Eva More 

Roseau River, Mb
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Beautifull view and the Lobstar dinner was great, all staff was great made you feel like a king or queen.

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

Thank you for your, ‘A Must’, review! I guess, our lobster tail presentation is still the best in Ocho Rios and I am really happy the staff made you feel like ‘Royalties’, will encourage them to certainly continue! Ciao, Eva More 

Vegreville, Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This restaurant has it all, reasonable prices, ambience, great food, great wine, lovely decor, great location, excellent service, as well as a great variety of menu options. I would say this restaurant is a "MUST" to try. Its about a 5 minute cab ride up the hill from downtown Ochio, so its rather easy to get to. Its cheaper than... More 

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

Thank you for your, so lovely, review and recommendation! Mamma Mia, you just made my day…will certainly convey to all staff…how happy we made you. Ciao! Eva More 

Ottawa, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Although we have been to Ochi 3 times, this was our first visit to Evita's and it will not be our last. The restaurant looks lovely at night both inside and out. The inside is very romantic with tables overlooking the town of Ochi. The service was amazing. Quick and efficient. The food was awesome and covers everything from lobster,... More 

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

Thank you, Carol, for your so nice and comprehensive, review. Love hearing that you liked Evita’s so much that you will return, in a heartbeat!!!! Looking forward to seeing you, again… Ciao! Eva More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 876 974 2333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 29
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion, Pasta, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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