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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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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
Nice atmosphere, good food and a nice view.

We go here every year and have always been happy. Lots of décor, great view from the balcony. Clean and kept up. A plus this year is I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Eva at the Inn we stay at every year. Such a pleasant, attractive lady with more depth of character than I could ever hope... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
truffles60
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Madison, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We go here every year and have always been happy. Lots of décor, great view from the balcony. Clean and kept up. A plus this year is I had the pleasure of meeting the owner Eva at the Inn we stay at every year. Such a pleasant, attractive lady with more depth of character than I could ever hope to... More 

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

Thank you, Truffles, for your great review, recommendation … and compliments!!! Mamma Mia, you just put a great smile on my face and I must return the compliments to you too…. See you next year, same time, same place … ? Ciao! Eva More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

By far, the atmosphere is so calm, romantic and the food was Great. Ms. Evita came and spoke with us and the evening was jut specular..A must visit.

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

Thank you, Tashanna, for your great review and recommendation. I am really happy that your evening turned out to be SPECTACULAR ….! Ciao! Eva More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Loved the food every-time I go, staff is also excellent and will to accommodate your needs. Will recommend any-time

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

Thank you, John, for the wonderful review and recommendation! See you, soon, again … Ciao! Eva More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

not sure how Evita's could be rated #9 in Ocho Rios? The view from the dining room overlooking the town is awesome. The menu has a great blend of Itialian and Jamaican items, many fused together with experience. The staff want to ensure that you enjoy the time there. Very attentive. The menu is more towards 'comfort food' than 'high... More 

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

Thank Bruce, for your wonderful review! I, myself, am not so happy about this but have resigned to the fact that it is a computer doing the ratings on percentages, without consideration of categories: Ice Cream Parlor, US $ 1.20 Patties’ Fast Food chain or even ambiance, location or years in business. But I am glad you are happy and... More 

Malaysia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We stopped by for a quick lunch before driving over to Kingston. And decided we wanted something light - so we each had two starters. The wife had the pumpkin soup plus a goats cheese salad. I had the conch fritters and then the beef carpaccio. All were extremely well prepared and well presented. The carpaccio was as good as... More 

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

Thank you, Ben, for you great review! I think Evita’s the only free standing restaurant in Jamaica who has ‘dared’ to serve Carpaccio, so I am really ‘thrilled’ about your compliments on this, too… Glad we made your ‘re-visit’ list! Ciao, Eva More 

Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful, outdoor seating overlooking the city of Ocho Rios. Delicious food and fabulous service and attention from Evita herself!

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

Thank you, Patti, for your GREAT review and compliment! See you, soon again, I hope… Ciao! Eva More 

Gilbert, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had the jerk spaghetti which was excellent - very tasty and more food than I could eat! I also really enjoyed their version of Tirimisu (and it's very large shot of rum).

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

Thank you, Gilbert, for you excellent, review. Yes, our portions are quite ‘filling’ and, Eva’s Tirami su (means Pick me up, in Italian) does have the extra ‘Pick me up’… Ciao! Eva More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A trip to Evita's was offered by our hotel (Jamaica Inn) as part of our meal plan. What a unique place! It is Jamaican-inspired cuisine with an Italian flair with Asian décor. It was a romantic evening overlooking downtown Ocho Rios. I had mahi mahi steamed with vegetables in foil. It was so fresh and had just the right seasonings.... More 

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

Thank you, ‘Homebody’, for your great review! I especially appreciate this since Jamaica Inn is a super nice hotel, with a very upscale and discerning clientele… Mamma Mia, you made my day… Ciao! Eva More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wanted to go out for a special occasion and after some internet research we came up with Evitas. Make sure you get a taxi as it is up a long and very quiet road. Long story short, average food, overpriced ($173 for 2 people, 1 steak, 1 lobster tail, nothing too fancy) , views of Ocho Rios ,yes, but is... More 

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

Thank you, Steve, for your review and the nice personal compliment! But I am ‘puzzled’: if you only had a lobster tail which is priced at U$ 28.50, the tenderloin steak at U$ 29.50, no appetizers, no desserts, no drinks or wine, the bill should, w/ 16.5% tax and 10% gratuity, come to U$ 73.37. I wonder how come you... More 

Fishers, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The restaurant arranges transport from your hotel and back. The location and view were wonderful. The smoked grouper and the timarisu were culinary highlights of a Jamaican Italian fusion dinner.

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

Thank you, Anthony and Carole, for your so nice review. I am also very happy that you, especially appreciated, the fact that at Evita’s, we have ‘married’ the Northern Italian cuisine with Jamaican’s best fresh bounty, spices and liquors… I guess this is what has kept Evita’s going for 30 years, on this beautiful Island. 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: Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, 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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