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Evita's Italian Restaurant

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Italian, Caribbean, Fusion, Jamaican
As featured in 3 Days in Ocho Rios and 2 other guides
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Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
876 974 2333
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal

Had a lovely time here. Food was great and service was also! Highly recommend going if you are staying in Ocho Rios, Jamaica area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Trudy C
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a lovely time here. Food was great and service was also! Highly recommend going if you are staying in Ocho Rios, Jamaica area.

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Thank Trudy C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I always treat myself to a nice day out and am impressed that Evita still keeps it great service exellent food standards. Best pasta and also love that you can get take out lunch. Bolognaise dishes a very tasty she is one of four restaurants here for a great meal. Quality assured best food for pasta lovers like me. Please... More 

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

Thank you, Allecisa, for your, so nice, review! It is ‘heartwarming’ to hear that what I set out to establish, 30 years ago, ‘The Best little Pasta House in Jamaica’, continues to be appreciated… Re: Salsa Night, it, eventually will come back, it was really a LOT of FUN! Looking forward to keep my patrons happy... Ciao! Eva More 

Winnipeg
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I discovered this place 25 years ago and last night we were greeted by a never aging Eva, owner of the finest restaraunt in Ocho Rios. The ambience or an old house is timeless, the view of Ochi at night breathtaking along with the live music of a local seconding star. The food is exceptional,the tradition authentic Tuscany flavour, portions... More 

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

THANK YOU for your GREAT review and COMPLIMENT! Mamma Mia, it is the spaghetti, the garlic and all the SO FRESH ingredients you can find on this beautiful Island that keep Evita’s (and myself) happy and ‘going’… Keep coming back, we will keep serving the Jamaican Viagra Appetizer, the ‘Fountain of Youth’ dessert and right now I am ‘tinkering’ with... More 

Paris, Canada
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a small group of diners, Canadian, American and Jamaican and each one of us was thrilled with our meal. Eva has found the magic with some traditional dishes and others with a Jamaican twist. The menu is extensive so everybody can find something to their taste. I would highly recommend this delightful spot to anyone. For tourists staying... More 

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Thank Sheila020
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Sheila, for your great review, recommendation and kind words. Happy that you enjoyed your experience, I look forward to seeing you at Evita’s, again. Ciao! Eva More 

Jackson, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from Evita's is great and the food is awesome. It is Italian with some Jamaican twists. We were there midday and there was only one other customer. We liked that. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here in the hills and jungle overlooking Ocho Rios!

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Thank SkippyB46
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Cari, for you great review. During the day, Evita’s has a much more quiet and relaxing atmosphere as, since we cook everything to order, we do not cater to groups and cruise ships. Ciao! Eva More 

Sorrento, Italy
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a nice cozy place with a lovely terrace. Food is good, however they do a jamaicanized version of Italian dishes, with the result that it isn't Italian and Jamaican neither. Service is very slow. Prices are not quite cheap, so good luck with dragging people out their resorts! Free shuttle service is provided, though.

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

Thank you, AnarKhaos, for your review. I am sorry you did not enjoy your selections and the pace of service the evening you came… I wish you would have alerted the waiter or waitress, somehow, so that I could have made sure you left happier… Ciao! Eva More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jamaican acoustic guitar nightly. Evita, the owner, was the first to bring excellent pasta to the island 30 years ago. There is a wide variety on the menu. And a small pond at the entrance with huge, colorful koi.

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

Thank you, Sandra for your excellent review. Yes, I could be called the ‘Pasta Pioneer’ of Jamaica since I was the 1st Restaurant in Jamaica naming it “The Best Little Pasta House in Jamaica’, to specialize in Pasta dishes and creating fusion dishes like Lasagna ‘Rastafari’, ‘Jerk’ Spaghetti, ‘Carib’ Alfredo and even a ‘Jamaican Viagra’ Fettuccine…! Looking forward to hosting... More 

Luxembourg
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancée and I experienced a dinner at Evita's restaurant in a very rainy night in Ocho Rios. The restaurant is very cosy and it's located on the hill overlooking the city. The sightseeing is simply fantastic. We tasted minestrone, bruschetta, an octopus salad and a grilled fish of the day (with some vegetable): the ingredients was fresh and well... More 

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

Grazie Cyrano, for your so nice review and recommandation. YES, Italians are quite ‘fussy’ about food and to get a compliment from an Italian is quite as rewarding, especially since all my cooks are Jamaican … but I am Italian … Ciao & Arriverderci! Eva More 

Maryland
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jamaica seems to be proliferated by the all inclusive experience - where people go and rarely leave the "compound", eat mediocre food and drink watered down cocktails. That is a shame - since if you don't leave the property you will miss a unique Italian/Jamaican dinning experience- and most of all you will miss the bigger than life personality of... More 

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Thank Eric007Maryland
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Eric007, for your GREAT review and compliments!!!! Mamma Mia, I guess that in the 30 years in business in Jamaica (26 in Ocho Rios) Evita’s is ‘well seasoned’ and has been able to project to its patrons the love that goes into preparing the food, catering to the ever changing needs and wants of today’s clientele. Looking forward... More 

Gatlinburg, TN
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant sits up high on a hill overlooking the town and the water. The Italian food was delicious. The staff was friendly. The view was worth the trip up to the restaurant. It was a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

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

Thank you Foxtrot, for your great review and recommendation! 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, Caribbean, Fusion, Jamaican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

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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