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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Evita's is a nice Italian restaurant that also serves Jamaican food. Nestled on a hill near Ocho Rios, it offers a lovely view of the town. The food is delicious with an authentic Italian taste. The server was professional and helpful. I enjoyed my dining experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Evita's is a nice Italian restaurant that also serves Jamaican food. Nestled on a hill near Ocho Rios, it offers a lovely view of the town. The food is delicious with an authentic Italian taste. The server was professional and helpful. I enjoyed my dining experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are not too many upscale, independent restaurants located in Ocho Rios anymore. Evita's serves excellent food and is in a gorgeous setting. It can get ridiculously pricey however if you are not careful. It can be a great place for a romantic rendezvous or a lunch or dinner with friends.

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

Thank you, Dital, for your so descriptive, review. I am sorry that, the evening you came, the service was a little slow. I will try to remedy this aspect, and remind, AGAIN, my waiters and cooks, that in the restaurant industry, the ‘Adage’ here: ‘Jamaica Time’ is a NO, NO! Ciao! Eva More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First time visit to Jamaica and we had to visit this restaurant as it was highly recommended. The restaurant is quaint and very authentic. The view from where we were seating was beautiful and we met Evita and she was lovely and the food delicious! Well done Evita!!

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

Thank you Marcia, for your review and nice compliments!!! Will certainly try to keep up with our reputation… Ciao! Eva More 

Varnamo, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love this place! Not only for the food, but also the view. It is AMAZING! The staff is very friendly and really want to let you have the best experience when you come. I have met Evita as well and she is a very nice lady. I have been to this Restaurant many many times.

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

Thank you Helene, for your great review and compliment! I am certainly looking forward to hosting you again and again… Ciao! Eva More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I found this great place on trip adviser I was staying at mystic ridge walking distance away so my husband and I decide to try it out and trust me it was nothing I ever experienced before trust me the food was amazing and different from all the others can't wait to visit again

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

Thank you, Anneisha, for your wonderful review! I am so glad that you were so nicely impressed… Ciao! Eva More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This restaurant over looks the city of Ocho Rios ...what a romantic view low lights and candles .The food Italian with some Island favorites..The sevice was very good I was celebrating my birthday and they did a great job making it all perfect!!.They made my dessert plate special with my name on it and everything...a nite to remember!!

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

Thank you, Rose, for your great review! I am really very happy that we could make your Birthday evening even more special and, ‘a night to remember’ …. Ciao! Eva More 

Chicago IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We went here straight after our flight and it was a great first meal in ochi. We walked up there as it's kind of on a remote road and were warned it's not actually very safe so we took a cab back. The food is Italian but with a Jamaican flair, my lasagna had a bunch of local veggies and... More 

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

Thank you for your so comprehensive, review. As Jamaica is not a very industrialized island and almost all of my equipment has to be imported including some of the items on my Menu, the prices might seem a little higher than a in 1st world country, but I keep telling myself: ‘this is the price you pay for living in... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Well received service excellent. Science environment would recommend evening or anytime dining. Food great. Drinks a little pricey. Overall great experience. Would highly recommend

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

Thank you, Telalyah, for your great review and recommendation! Glad we made such a nice impression on you. Ciao! Eva More 

Port Royal, Kingston, Jamaica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Overlooking the city the ambiance was amazing. The food was good - service was GREAT - and Evita even stopped by our table to say hello. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you, Douglas, for your great review and recommendation! Hopefully you will make it Jamaica and Evita’s, soon, again… Ciao, Eva More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This restaurant has a lot of history and we were recommended by Diana from the hotel Management team - very good and highly recommended

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

Thank you, Martin, for your great review and Diana, from the hotel management team (wish I knew which hotel), for the recommendation! Will certainly try to keep up the good reputation… Ciao, Eva. 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, Fusion, Pasta, Jamaican

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business, 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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