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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 #6 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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Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Evita's last week. The food is outstanding, the service was perfect, and the atmosphere was magical. They were very accomodating to our large party of 14. Evita visited our table and was so nice. We all talked about our food for days later. Its a must visit if travelling in the area. The prices... More 

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

Thank you, RebCel, for your so enthusiastic review, recommendation and, compliments!! It is ‘sheer pleasure’ to hear this and also that you were talking about Evita’s for days after. Will let the staff know and I will slowly come down from cloud # 9, where your compliments sent me… Ciao! Eva More 

Springfield, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We came here on a slow night. There were only a few tables seated, and the waitress seemed in a bad mood. They refused to let us sit next to each other at a table set for four, which struck me as odd since the whole place was empty. The food was pretty good, fortunately, so our overall experience was... More 

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

Thank you, Raph for your positive review and feedback on the staff, not being ‘up to par’. Possibly the waitress did not understand what you wanted…but will follow up on this and talk to her. Hope to see you soon, again, in Jamaica and Evita's. Ciao! Eva More 

Collingwood, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

What a truly wonderful evening! We visited November 15th (sorry for the late review). It was our last night in Jamaica and we decided to venture away from our all inclusive resort. Our concierge at the Riu recommended you.......and we were not disappointed! The restaurant is such a charming old home with such character. From the moment we arrived to... More 

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

Thank you, Susan, for your great review and the continued success, wishes! It is really rewarding to hear that we pleased you in every aspect, made you happy and, ‘wanting to return’. Yes, I do make it a point to visit every table, this way, if something did not go just right, I can correct it right away and also... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you choose one restaurant to eat at in Ocho Rios, make it Evita's. We ate here for supper on Dec 2 and it was so good we went back on Dec 3. They suggest you make a reservation and also, you can ask for them to pick you up and they'll send a taxi for you. I had smoked... More 

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

Mamma Mia, what a wonderful review, thank you, Amanda! And, I do look forward to you making it back to Jamaica, Ocho Rios and, Evita’s …. soon... Ciao! Eva More 

Hood River, Oregon
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We went off resort (all-inclusive) for our 26th anniversary dinner last night and the sights, sounds and tastes of Evita's made it so worth it -- and the very friendly staff (and our complimentary driver to and from) didn't hurt either. Strongly recommend the escargot as well as the muscles. The appetizers were small plates (just perfect) and the dinners... More 

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

Thank you so much, for such a ‘Gem’ and comprehensive review… Also, thank you for the encouragement of people to leave, at least one evening, the all inclusive resorts so that they can experience what Jamaica has to offer outside of the walls, of the so standardized, all inclusive, hotel chains. Ciao! Eva More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We went here on my friends birthday we had a great time the view overlooking Ocho Rios was just breathtaking the food was very tasty I'm a pasta lover so it was very easy for me to choose something to eat from the menu overall great experience.

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

Thank you, ‘pasta lover’, for your great review and, I am really happy you had a great experience. Ciao! Eva More 

Tappan, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Gorgeous environment, but I was not expecting the prices or the small portions. But if you want a romantic evening, well worth the trip.

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation. I am a little surprised at the comment that the portions were small as, daily, people take home food that they cannot finish … Can you please let me know what portions were too small so I can see what went wrong. Ciao! Eva More 

Winnipeg, Canada
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Evita's is a great place to eat if you like good Italian food. Many of the pasta dishes include seafood, or a blend of Jamaica flavor such as jerk spaghetti. The food is good. The view is incredible overlooking ocho rios from a hill top. Breathtaking. The serving staff could be a little friendlier. They were extremely quiet, no smiles,... More 

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

Thank you, ‘beach bum’, for your review. I fully agree that service should include a smile and have reminded the day staff, to interact more with patrons and, always, make sure to ‘flash’ their beautiful smiles! Ciao! Eva More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

I normally never review locations but use use the tripadvisors online page to see reviews. I happened to end up in Ocho rios and my mom was Craving pasta. Lucky me I found a menu at my hotel ROOMS, I really loved the artwork designed on the take out menu. I drove over there and I was very happy with... More 

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

Thank you, Jackie, for your great review and the compliments about the menus and its artwork which are all my creations … smiles… Also, the ‘One Love’ is a marriage between Alfredo and Ms. Jerk Sauce dressed with the Jamaican Callaloo leaves… it is one of the most popular dishes! Yes, many a people have ‘proposed’ and been ‘proposed to’... More 

New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I ordered some sort of curry chicken dish and my wife ordered a fettuccine alfredo sort of dish. I really can't remember exactly what they were. I do remember though that the food was outstanding! It blew my expectations away and then some. We ate our food and then for dessert which were also equally good.

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

Thank you, for your fantastic review! I am really happy that we “blew my expectations away and then some” and will certainly strive to continue …. 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, Jamaican, Pasta, Fusion

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