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Italian, Jamaican, Fusion
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Reviewed June 20, 2022

The food was surprisingly good and seasoned just right. I had the Jamaican Shrimp Spaghetti, my wife had the Grilled Fish in Coconut milk. The Tiramisu was great and served in a wine glass. I wish it was a bit bigger. Although, it is a...bit out of the way up a hill in Ocho Rios. Do not be put off by the exterior looking unkept, the pandemic hurt most businesses. However, the interior looks clean and nice. It is a nice place on the hill somewhat overlooking the town. Get some pictures if you can. If you plan to walk like I did, make sure you can navigate hills and curves. There are no sidewalks, so you will be in the road, watch out for oncoming traffic. No street lights, so I recommend using a taxi, definitely a lot safer and smart.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 8, 2022

just up a block or two off Ochi's chaotic Main St lies this hidden gem. It's a lovely, rather surprisingly authentic , Italian restaurant. I was drawn to the front patio seating as the views of the town below, the harbor, and the beach were...lovely. The food was superb and as I own a little rental at Sandcastles (E30), I recommend to all my guests that they eat here.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022 via mobile

I sent Evita a message through Facebook messenger and she responded quickly to answer a few questions. So I went to Evita’s on March 19th, 2022. I made it in time to see the sun set over Ocho Rios as Evita put us at the...perfect table on the deck overlooking the city. This restaurant is in a unique house in the hills of Ochi. It is quaint and comfy. The mahogany bar is beautiful and as we looked at pictures on the wall, we saw that this place has had many visitors to include the Rolling Stones, LL Cool J, and Brad Pitt. The vibe is right and the food and drinks were tasty. The food is Italian but with a Jamaican flair and all freshly made. Thanks Evita for making our night special.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

They serve good portions of nice italian foods. Prices are fair i guess for what you pay. Their drinks are quite fine also. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022 via mobile

Lovely location overlooking Ocho Rios. Good food and good service. That said not as good as another Italian Restaurant PGs restaurant which is just up the road

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021 via mobile

We came here curious about how Jamaicans did Italian food and we were not disappointed! We had the smoked Marlin appetizer which was very delicious! I had the gluten free pasta with shrimp cooked in coconut milk and it was so good I ate every...last noodle! My husband had the pasta with lobster and shrimp and he also loved it. The service was great, the view and ambiance was beautiful, relaxing and festive for the holidays with super cute decorations. The owner stopped by our table to say hi and ask how everything was which was really nice. We definitely recommend this place to everyone and we will absolutely eat here again!nMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 1, 2021

We had an amazing lunch at Evitas after reading about it in the Lonely Planet guidebook and hearing some good things from local taxi drivers. It definitely lived up to its reputation! The fusion of Jamaican and Italian food is amazing. The rastafari lasagne that...I had heard a lot about (and had set my heart on) wasn't on the menu when we visited but I asked if it would be something that could be done and they happily made it for me (and also added chicken for me when I requested too!). It was absolutely delicious! My husband also said that it was the best pork chop he had EVER had. The cocktails were also amazing and we were desperate to try some dessert but had no room after the huge plates of food. The fusion of Jamaican and Italian is unique and incredible and really should not be missed when visiting Ocho Rios!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2021

Thank you, Melanie, for your excellent review and recommendation! I am really pleased that you liked the Jam-Italian fusion dishes we cook to order and are created, solely, at Evita's. I can say that Evita's is the 'Pasta Pioneer' in Jamaica, as more than 30...More

Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Charming Italian restaurant with great views of Ochos Rios. Our family had a wonderful time dining here, we laughed, sang along with Benji the local entertainment guitarist who was excellent!! We are sooo much great food, and Ms. Evita personally came by to check on...us and chatted with us about our meals and even about how much fun we were. The genuinely we’re happy to have us there! We would recommend it to anyone!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2021

Thank you Kiki, for your excellent review, compliment and, recommendation. It was FUN for me, to meet YOU, too! I hope you make it to Jamaica, and Evita's again, SOON .... ? Ciao! Eva - Evita

Reviewed January 1, 2021

We met a few couples from the resort we stayed at that kept talking about Evita's. They invited us to leave property to join them one evening for dinner. Evita's sent a driver to pick up the six of us. When we drove up to...Evita's, which is up in the hills, I automatically fell in love! The outside and inside of the restaurant was decorated so beautiful. So many fun pictures to look at of celebrities, who have visited Evita's. The menu had so many items to choose from. It was fun deciding, I really wanted one of everthing. The owner Eva came out to welcome us and share some fun jokes! This was absolutely amazing, it really touched all of us. Eva is a beautiful woman, inside and out. Eva also had a musician, playing guitar and singing reggae. It was so fun and romantic being up on the hill overlooking Ocho Rios with great friends and listening to reggae. Then the food started flowing. OMG! I have never had such wonderful Italian food. The garlic bread (to die for), roasted garlic appetizers (so good). I ordered the Linguini Alfredo with shrimp (I savored every bite). For dessert I had the tiramisu and a cup of blue mountain coffee (Whow, yummy)! Everyone in our party really enjoyed. We literally rolled our full bodies out of Evita's to the van that was waiting to take us back to the resort. We cannot wait to go back. Eva we will see you in May! Thank you and your wonderful team for a great evening!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2021

Thank you, Lido Lover, for your wonderful review and, compliments! Mamma Mia, I felt like walking on cloud number 'nine' reading it....will certainly convey his to the whole team, also. I am really looking forward to seeing you again, in May and possibly, have another...More

Reviewed November 17, 2020

We found Evita's last trip to Ocho Rios and the first thing we said when we went back this year was, which night are we going to Evita's?? Had we stayed longer we would have eaten there twice!! The infusion of Italian and Jamaican flavors...are not to be missed. Eva the owner is always there and welcomed us back as did the waiter who remembered us. We will surely be back next trip to Ocho Rios!!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2020

Thank you, 'Chrib', for your excellent review! I am glad we were able to impress you so well so that you could not wait to come back: what a nice compliment. We are certainly looking forward to your next visit to Ocho Rios. Arrivederci! Eva

Reviewed August 9, 2020

The food was lackluster and overpriced. The portions were small and unsatisfying. Small portions normally have great taste but these dishes didn’t. Of the eight of us, no one particularly liked their dish. Additions like Parmesan and vinaigrette that we had to add just to...make the meals palatable were also given in such small proportions compared to other restaurants. The atmosphere was great and the singer entertaining the only aspects that saved this from being a total rip-offMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thank you Simone, for your review. I am very surprised and sorry, about your comments. Re: portion sizes, most of the time our patrons ask for take home boxes because they they could not finish their main course or, want to leave room for dessert....More

Reviewed July 12, 2020

Dined on July 11 with a group of friends. Food was good, service not too good. When the owner came out to greet each table, that was an added plus. I am happy that she continues to do this and full of personality just the...same. One note, the portion of food received too small for the price paid for the meal. That's a thumbs down Ms. Evita. The ambiance is perfect for every occasion. Live music was about to start when we left, too bad I missed that. Go visit Evitas!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2020

Thank you, Lady K, for your review, compliment and recommendation! Will certainly ask the kitchen to pay more attention to portion sizes so that there is consistency in our servings: most times the portions are so abundant that our take out boxes are mostly used...More

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

The location is very nice with a beautiful view. Its clean (also the toilets) and the overall atmosphere is nice. You do have to have alot of patience with getting your food. Ours took exactly one hour to get on our table.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you Dani, for your so nice review. I am sorry that the day you came, the food took longer than usual to be served: unfortunately Murphy's Law 'stepped in' that evening, we were short a waiter and, to make things worse, wound up being...More

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful reprieve from chicken & rice! Because we did not want left overs the restaurant did allow us to share a meal and served it to us nicely portioned out. Everything was so good. The kids ordered cheese pizza and Grandma, Grandpa and is ordered...from the one day old specials from Valentines Day.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you, Roberta, for your concise & wonderful review! Nice to hear that you appreciated not only the food but how we strive to please our patrons in every possible way and, that it was enjoyed by the whole family: from the kids to the...More

Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Lovely place, lovely view, friendly staff, warm ambiance. Delicious Italian food with a Jamaican flair. Perfect spot for our fun group of 14 (7 couples from Chicago). I’d inquired about a nice place in the area for my wife’s special birthday celebration. Evitas did not...disappoint! It was a HIT!! And added bonus- Eva the owner is very gracious, personally coming to the table to chat and share some great stories. Be sure to check out the photo gallery of the celebs who’ve visited. Overall Excellent Experience. Enjoyed by the entire group!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Thank you Monte, for your great review, recommendation and compliment! I am so glad that you enjoyed the entire experience at Evita's and, especially appreciate your comment that is was a HIT, for the entire group! Looking forward to you coming to Jamaica and Evita's...More

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Gren1921
March 10, 2019|
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Response from charlene p | Reviewed this property |
We never made reservations but if there was a cruise ship in then I think you should make reservations - which you can do on line or phone :)
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from Evitas | Property representative |
Little Shaw Park is 15 min. ride away from Evita's. Yes, we can pick you up. Ciao! Eva
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Yes, the restaurant is open on Christmas day. We are already taking reservation for this day, please e-mail me at the address on my website. Ciao! Eva
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Evita's Italian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5