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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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English first
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

I went on the resturant week menu with my partner and the setting atmosphere was lovely. The food great. The only thing to let it down was the attitude of one of the staff members. Just one. Not enough to ruin the whole evening but enough to not get 5 stars!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

This was a recommendation from a cab driver. The atmosphere and view are both wonderful. Service was quick and polite. I had organic vegetable soup as an appetizer, and it was fabulous. The chicken and pasta was good, but not great. This is the perfect place for a romantic dinner with someone special. The views are fabulous!

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

Thank you, Raleigh, for your great review. Sorry you thought that the pasta and chicken could have been better, possibly that day, the cook (like we say in Italy) was ‘in LOVE’ and kept thinking about his girl friend, instead of applying himself a little more to his job….smiles…. Again, thank you also, for the comment of ‘romantic dinner with... More

Saskatoon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We booked out the entire restaurant for our wedding dinner reception and when got the bill it was so ridiculous that I had to ask them to break it down. The initial bill she gave us worked out to over $350 per person which was physically impossible. I would have let it go if it was just an adding error... More

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

Dear reviewer, I do remember your four (or more) hours wedding reception of 36 persons, on Jan. 22 (eight and a half months ago) and that I presented you with bill Number 48609 (you call a piece of paper) which was a SUMMARY of the total of the bills from the 3 waiters and 2 waitresses who served your party,... More

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I did not like my dinner at this restaurant this is not authentic Italian food. Its quite expensive and the food I never ate as I was so surprise of the standard a menu. I would not visit again ever!

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

I am very sorry Carol, that you did not enjoy the food at Evita’s and thought it was expensive. I guess you overlooked the section on the menu which lists ‘Traditional Italian’ choices and chose from the section of the more popular 'Jam-Italian' fusion dishes, which I created, since we are in Jamaica and there are so many interesting spices... More

Shreveport, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We discovered Evita's on our last night in Jamaica. Too bad, because we would have dined there often. It is located a short distance from Ocho Rios' main street, but up a slightly steep, winding road. We hired a taxi and arranged for him to return in two hours. (John at Turtle Beach Towers - nice guy who waited an... More

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

Thank you, Sharlee, for your so nice review and compliments! I am certainly looking forward to seeing you at Evita’s, again, soon…. Ciao! Eva More

Murfreesboro, TN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have eaten a this establishment several times now and it has been great every time. Evita is from Italy and so they serve italian food. They have alot of pasta dishes. My husband's favorite is the chicken parmesan and I love the Shrimp Runaway. We always finish our meal with a bobsled pie . They have a driver that... More

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

Thank you for your great review and, especially, for encouraging visitors to Jamaica, to occasionally leave the resorts and explore-discover what Jamaica has to offer. It is a really beautiful country, with very happy, colorful, always ready to laugh, dance and sing, people. Re: the ‘pot’, offers, many tourists come to Jamaica thinking that Jamaica is the land of ‘Ganja’... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the best Italian I have had out of Italy. I ordered the Jerk spaghetti and it bought a wonderful twist to an old favourite. All of our party absolutely loved their meals. I've dined in hundreds of restaurants worldwide and this is the first time I've felt the need to write a review because the food was next... More

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

Thank you Adrian, for your ‘glorious’, review! May be because I am Italian, is why the food is good, even away from Italy… I am also happy that you will recommend Evita’s and hope you will make it Jamaica, again, soon. Ciao! Eva More

west midlands united kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at restaurant meet with a great night view across the resort,the restaurant is beautiful feels very romantic,our only disappointment was that we were the only people in there,but looking at the photos it was very popular,the food that we had was fabulous,we were a bit disappointed with our starter we ordered the prawn cocktail which was 3 king... More

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

Thank you, Beverly, for your great review. I am glad you liked the restaurant so much that you would come back and are recommending it. Will certainly increase the amount of tomato bruschetta, in the shrimp cocktail… Ciao! Eva More

Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well the location is all people say,it's not in the hustle of downtown but not a huge trek either. The menu is full of surprises, everything we had was made fresh and was excellent. I honestly don't know how they get some of the ingredients on the island. With all that said, the highlight of anyone's dining experience is meeting... More

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

Thank you Michael for your review and the wonderful compliment! Mamma Mia, you just made my day! Yes, just keep trying the many items we have on our menu and they will all, be very pleasant surprises…. Ciao! Eva More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This place was sooooooo goood! The four of us licked our plates clean....if that means anything to you. This is definitely a must go>

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

Thank you so much, Quadiyyah, for your amazing ‘plate-licking’, review. It just made me chuckle with joy and, I will share with you that, in Italy, when we like a dish, we actually ‘wipe it clean’ with pieces of bread, achieving the same results! I hope that you will, again, have another Girls weekend and make it Evita’s … Ciao!... More

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Additional Information about Evita's Italian Restaurant

Address: Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
Phone Number: 876 974 2333
Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
Average Prices: USD 3 - 29
Cuisine: Italian, Jamaican, Pasta, Fusion

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