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Set in an authentic 1860 Historic 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.
PRICE RANGE
$3 - $29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican, Fusion
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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

Reviewed March 5, 2020

Walked here from Dunn's River Water Park and barely escaped a huge rainstorm. My wife and I were the only customers and were able to sit out the storm while eating excellent food! I particularly enjoyed my Jamaican shrimp which came w/ some rice pilaf...and veggies. Unfortunately no Wi-Fi. Prices reasonable, a bit more expensive than the everyday Jamaican restaurants, around $15-20 per dish. Had some cheesecake and bobsled cake for dessert--cheesecake was better. Would definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2020

Thank you for your excellent review and recommendation, DS, love it!!!! Sorry about the Wi-Fi, not working at the time, but unfortunately, things that we can take for granted abroad, many a times,do not work so well here....I often say: this is the price we...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020

Returning customer we have been going for 30 years. My favourite in Ocho. Probably my favorite in all of JAMAICA

Date of visit: January 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Mamma Mia, I am thrilled that Evita's is your favorite restaurant in Jamaica, thank you so much!!!! Keep coming back, we will try to keep making you return... Ciao! Eva

Reviewed February 18, 2020

We not only enjoyed a very tasty meal at Evita's, but the setting was very enjoyable. This quaint restaurant is up on the mountain side, it provides a beautiful view overlooking Ocho Rios. We also enjoyed their shuttle service to and from the restaurant. We...would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2020

Thank you 'msvem', for your excellent review: concise but, 'says it all'... Also thank you for your recommendation: highly appreciate this! Ciao! Eva

Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

A must place to dine at when ever in Ocho Rios. Outdoor seating overlooking the Bay. Italian food but much more. Lots of famous people have their photos on the walls. Evita visits diners when she is on siteMore

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

Thank you so much for your great review and visiting Evita's twice, during your stay, this is a compliment in itself! I am glad we could make your Birthday and Anniversary dinners a little more special and that you enjoyed your evenings with us. Looking...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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Naledge82
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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eroof01
November 5, 2016|
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Response from Evitas | Property representative |
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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