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“Great food and views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Evita's Italian Restaurant

Evita's Italian Restaurant
Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
876 974 2333
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Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
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.
denver, co
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Very good food. Excellent views. Eva was even there one night and came by our table to say hi. One of the best attributes might be the genius plan they came up with to offer a free car transfer to and from your Ochi hotel. We went twice in one week.

Visited June 2013
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Thank you, Mickey, for your great review!
The idea of free Pick up & Return was thought of, when all the hotels in Ocho Rios, excluding two ONLY, went ‘All Inclusive’ and how more difficult the decision becomes, to leave the resort’s free meal AND also pay a taxi to taste what else Ocho Rios has to offer….
A few other restaurants, especially the ones catering to Jamaica’s visitors, have found it necessary to follow suit.
Hoping to see you again in Jamaica and at Evita’s I say: Arrivederci!
Eva
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

The service was exceptional. The wait staff, (I believe her name is Carmen) was so friendly. The owner took the time to speak with us. The driver, Douglas, was very professional and drove us from our resort to the restaurant and back to the resort. We felt safe and secure as we drove in the evening. The food was amazing!!! It was the best meal we had during our stay in Jamaica. Make the time to and try the food. They are are also kid friendly. A special thank you to the driver, the wait staff, the chef and the owner. The prices are very reasonable as well. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Thank you so much, for your fabulous review and, I will certainly let Carmen, ‘Doughie’, the other wait staff and cooks know, that you really appreciated their hospitality!
Also thank you for promising that you will return, we are all looking forward to making your experience at Evita’s, a ‘happy one’, again…
Ciao! Eva
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Houston, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Wonderful dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had the pleasure of dining here while in Ocho Rios and the food was superior. We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Ms. Eva and she was so inviting to all of us, we felt like guests in her home. Ms. Eva is one gracious, beautiful lady! The view here is over the top!!!!!!

Visited May 2013
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, June 1, 2013
Thank you, Ms. Ginger, for the wonderful review and flattering compliments…. you just sent me to cloud # 9 !
Will try to keep up our good standards and hope to see you again, in the near future…
Ciao! Eva
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Kingston, Jamaica
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cute gingerbread house!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The ambience is great set in an old Jamaican house overlooking the beach. Great Italian food with a twist of Jamaican fare and service is good.Worth a visit.

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you, Beth, for your great review.
Looking forward to hosting you again, I say: ‘Arrivederci’ (meaning see you again), soon, I hope.
Ciao! Eva
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Negril, Jamaica
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Didn't Live up to the Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I have been hearing about this restaurant for years a finally had lunch there in march and i must say it did not live up to the hype. The food and service was just average as anywhere else except that it was a bit more expensive.

Visited March 2013
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you Rodrique for your review and I am sorry Evita’s did not live up to your expectations.
Despite the adage of: ‘Different strokes for different Folkes’ I will try to make sure we will ‘surpass’ your expectations, if you decide to visit us again…
Ciao! Eva
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