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Evita's Italian Restaurant

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Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
876 974 2333
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Evita's twice for a family dinner. The restaurant serves a good healthy portion of your Italian classic pasta dishes with a Jamaican flare: seafood penne pasta seasoned with local herbs & spices for example can be had. Or Jerk lobster tails with Tagliatelle. The bruschetta starter is to die for!!! Prices are reasonable and are on par with any... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had my wedding at Evitas in April 2016 for the reception portion. I am from Calgary AB and this was my fourth time in Jamaica. Every single time I have gone to Jamaica Evitas was a place my husband and I went at one point in our stay. First off its a cute little place on the top of... More 

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

Thank you Alysha, for your so enthusiastic, review! I am really happy that your special day, and evening at Evita’s, turned out to be a ‘memorable’ and amazing experience: Mamma Mia !!!! All I can do now is to, again, wish you and your husband, a very happy future together… Ciao! Eva More 

Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was not privilaged to be able to dine at this popular but hidden resturant - however the reviews and photos that were on the wall speaks for itself- hoping on one of my many visits to Jamaica I will be able to dine there.

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

Thank you, Chatele, for your ‘charming’ review. I do hope you will be able to enjoy our culinary creations, also, in the very near future… Ciao! Eva More 

Jamaica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

When we arrived it was sheeting it down with rain and it was relief to enter Evitas cosy restaurant. I think the awful weather must have put people off as there was only a few people in. On arrival we were greeted warmly and sat near the bar politely asked if we would like a drink before ordering our meal.... More 

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

Thank you for your great review and .. ‘pointers’… We do have a BIG umbrella to escort people in the rain but I guess this detail, the fan being too high and the bottled water bottle left on the table are points that I need to remind the staff, of…again … so that Evita's experience can be even more wonderful... More 

Glendale Heights, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to Evita's twice in the past and couldn't wait to bring our group of seven to a special night of dining. We were disappointed... The ambiance is beautiful and the main entrees were quite good, but the restaurant was understaffed and this made our experience unbearable. There was one waitress who served us and... More 

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

Thank you, Aimee, for your review and I am sorry that ‘your’ high ‘expectations’ were not met. Will certainly follow up on the shrimp appetizer which should have been ‘Jumbo’ shrimp grilled & served w/ fresh tomato salsa, on the bottom of the margarita glass, too bad you did not ask for more… which would have been happily delivered… All... More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Approached from town on foot so hustled on steep walk uphill by self-appointed guide looking for beer money. Attractively verdant entrance courtyard led into pleasing dining room, the fenestration of which afforded opportunity to eat alfresco overlooking town, The vista rewarded the effort of the climb, The menu was crammed onto both sides of a laminated A4 sheet, OK for... More 

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

Thank you, Janks, for your so nice and comprehensive, review. Re: prices being quoted in US $ is because the Jamaican Dollar devalues regularly against the US Dollar, sometimes as often as weekly, so do the cost of a lot of items purchased for the restaurant and prices in Jamaican currency then become absolete. Also, the supply of certain imported... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I have been go to Evita's Italian restaurant since 2009 and have never regret eating there not once my husband and I love it there stuffs are super nice the service is great and the food I amazing if your looking for great food and service this is the place to eat

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

Thank you Venecia, for your great review and recommendation! It is really a pleasure to hear when people are happy, having been to Evita’s. See you again, soon, I hope…. Ciao! Eva More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Evita's serves a sumptuous meal that delights the taste buds. A meal you will never regret and leave wanting more

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

Thank you Garfield for your so nice review and, I am looking forward, very much, to delight your 'taste buds' again and again… Ciao! Eva More 

Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A great atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth a good meal. I would say this was my favorite place to eat there...not true Italian, but good enough

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

Thank you, Joni, for your review and candidness. Hope to host you, soon, again… Ciao! Eva More 

northwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We went by taxi from the Riu hotel into ocho rios and then turned up a road into the mountain but only for about five minutes. The entrance to the restaurant is through greenery and then it opens out with a veranda set with tables. The most wonderful cocktails and a delicious Italian meal. The owner is a white woman... More 

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

Thank you Sherlock for your great review, compliment and recommendation! Certainly appreciate it and will try to keep up our good standards. Ciao! Eva More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $29
Cuisine
Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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