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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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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
Great view and location with some delicious food and great service

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Anthony-and-Carole-B
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Fishers, Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My favorite place on the island. Has amazing views and the best seafood. my wife is Italian so she knows and she loved it. I wish I would have gone earlier in my trip so I could have gone twice.

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

Thank you, Mikey, for your lovely review. Mamma Mia, I am also sooo happy that your wife, being Italian, loved the food too … you know what I mean with this … Hopefully it is an ‘Arrivederci’, for you both. Ciao! Eva More 

Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went to Evita's on Feb 14 with 4 friends. So amazing my husband and I went back when we returned to Ochi in March. Once again it was amazing. Evita's started us off with their signature yummy warm bread and cheesey butter. My husband had an organic soup with kale, rice, sweet potato and coconut. WOW...wished I had asked... More 

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

Thank you, Carol, for your so amazing and comprehensive, review! I am really happy you so enjoyed the restaurant in February that you came back and had another great experience! Yes, the Organic Kale, sweet potato and coconut Island Soup has been a hit ever since I put it on as a special, keeping up with the latest trends of... More 

Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Food was wonderful, service was wonderful and the view was beyond wonderful. Cab ride from Runaway Bay return 60.00 USD

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

Thank you, Norma, for your WONDERFUL and informative review. The next time you come to Jamaica, you might want to stay in Ocho Rios so that you can take advantage of our ‘free pick up and return’ to your hotel…. Ciao! Eva More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I will make sure my friends to come, there when they are in Ocho Rios and best time to visiting there before the dark.

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

Thank you, Austin, for your review and recommendation. See you again, soon, I hope…. Ciao! Eva More 

Oakville, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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

Thank you for your great review, compliments and recommendation! I really happy you enjoyed the restaurant so much to want to come back. Hopefully you will make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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

Thank you for your review, Andrea. I am sorry we did not meet your expectation, especially when comparing us to the ‘local’ restaurants, also called ‘cook shops’ with colorful (or none) plastic table cloths and paper napkins… Re: Taxi, yes we are not located on a main road or in the midst of the downtown confusion where taxi are easy... More 

Byrdstown, Tennessee
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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

Thank you, Jim, for your review. I am sorry that you thought that the prices were ‘a bit high’. Contrary to what people think Jamaica is not a ‘cheap’ place to live in. Being a tropical island, aside of tropical fresh produce and a limited choice of seafood, all other items have to be imported, including the heavy cream I... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

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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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