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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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Negril, Jamaica
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had been looking forward to dining at Evitas for a while so when I visited Ochi for a few days I did exactly that. Firstly there was only one server who doubled up as bar person as well as working out the bills so it is not surprising really that we had to wait nearly 40 minutes for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Positives: Yummy food, lovely staff, beautiful setting, reasonably priced food, happy to do half serves of meals. Negatives: you need to take a taxi here as walking almost got us mauled by the neighbours dogs!

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Escondido Ca.
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We cannot recommend Evitas enough. this year we brought more friends with us to share this unique experience. Great food as well as the views overy looking Ocho Rios. Our visit with Ava is priceless as we learned her history and viewing all the photos of her with hundreds of world famous people including Brad Pitt, The Rolling Stones and... More 

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

Thank you, ‘docbob’, for your great review and compliment! Yes, many a patrons ask how I came to Jamaica, stayed here and have been in business for 30 years… Invariably, people are quite amazed how this can be accomplished by a single woman, especially when I tell them that I decided to do this after I was widowed and had... More 

Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here with some friends from our resort. Two friends come here every year and highly recommended it. So rest of us tagged along. The views were great, the staff awesome and the owner was visiting with all the customers. Evita was very very nice. The food was great. At our table people ordered chicken Parmesan, pasta with Alfredo... More 

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

Thank you, 'beach bum', for your GREAT review! It is really rewarding to hear that you liked Evita’s, especially since it was recommended by your friends and they did not disappoint you. I hope you will also make it Jamaica, and Evita’s, every year… Ciao! Eva More 

Dallas, Texas
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192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Normally I always make a reservation but it was not possible online anomy cell phone has less than good service. The restaurant was empty except for us and one other couple. We asked to sit at a specific table and the waiter told us it was reserved. It remained empty during our entire time there. We had the Conch which... More 

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

Thank you, Jennifer, for your review. I am sorry that you found the fish dry (we do not serve Sea Bass but only whole Red Snapper or Mahi Mahi Fillet) and, if you had the whole Snapper the Ja. way, it usually comes very ‘crisp’ …. Re: the lobster tail ‘dry, dry, dry’, I am sorry: it is usually brushed... More 

Montego Bay, Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be the best Itilian restaurant in Jamaica. The atmosphere and the food and Evita were truly amazing.

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

Thank you, SISU, for your WONDERFUL review! Hope to see you at Evita’s, again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

Kelligrews, Newfoundland and Labrador
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, great atmosphere, great view. Pick and return to hotel a plus. Evita will come by your table for a chat and you can also have a drink in the courtyard with her. Quite the character.

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

Thank you, ‘Welshnewfie’, for your great review and compliment! I hope you can make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

Brown's Town, Jamaica
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has that sense of old charm to it. It's a cozy setup and the customer service was not bad. The greeting from the owner also added an element of charm. The food was not bad but I expected a bit more in terms of quality. I am thinking to give it another try.

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

Thank you, Ceceil, for your so charming, review. Yes, I do hope you will give us another try, especially since we have a very ‘extensive’ menu…. Ciao! Eva More 

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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both enjoyed Evita's very much. This amazing little restaurant is situated on a hill overlooking the town. It was busy that night so we were not able to get a table looking out. The decor is very cozy and it makes a perfect place to have a nice adult dinner. The food is typical Italian dishes with interesting Jamaican... More 

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

Thank you, Raé, for your great review and recommendation! The next time, I do suggest a reservation and, a fantastic table, with a view, will be waiting for you… Ciao! Eva More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great, the restaurant is very nice, close to downtown. Fantastic view. This is a must if you are in town.

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

Thank you, ‘ieracer’, for your great review and recommendation! Hopefully you will make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon… 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, 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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