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“Fantastic Italian restaurant!”

Evita's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 114 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $29
Cuisines: Italian, Jamaican, Fusion
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Gatineau
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Italian restaurant!”
Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited Evita's 3 weeks ago and were delighted with the authentic Italian food and view overlooking Ocho Rios. We had an opportunity to meet and chat with Eva,a very gracious hostess. We enjoyed it immensely and have already recommended to friends journeying to Jamaica next week that Evita' s is a must visit. Two thumbs up!

Visited March 2014
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Thank you for the ‘fantastic’ review and the compliments!
Will certainly do our best to make sure that the friends you have recommended to come to visit us, will give us ‘Two thumbs up’, also…
Ciao! Eva
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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Anniversary lunch at Evitas GREAT GREAT”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

While staying at Sandals Royal Plantation my wife met Evita in the salon. Who invited us both for lunch at her place. We went up for our anniversary lunch and had the greatest food, the best service and a afternoon of memories that will last a lifetime. It's beautiful the food is wonderful and Evitas is one of the Jewels of Jamaica. We are already planning to return our next trip

  • Visited March 2014
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you for your great review.
It was a pleasure casually meeting your wife at the Spa of Royal Plantation and, ‘double the pleasure’ when you decided to come for lunch, along with another couple!
I am really glad that you found everything so good, especially staying in one of the best, Five Star, all inclusive, resorts of Jamaica.
I am certainly looking forward to seeing you, and your beautiful wife, again, in Jamaica and at Evita’s, celebrating the next anniversary?
Ciao! Eva
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Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
“Great way to spend last evening in Ocho Rios”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We really enjoyed the ambiance and food on our last evening in Ocho Rios. Beautiful view! Evita touched me on the shoulder and asked warmly how our meal was :) Very good service, and it was nice to meet her! Loved the little sitting area downstairs and the celebrity photos on the wall. I would absolutely go again! (as a side note...we noticed another table mention to Evita they were celebrating a birthday. I heard Evita advise her staff to ensure the lady who was celebrating her birthday was having a wonderful time and to make her feel special) I can imagine it would be a great place to celebrate any special occasion.

  • Visited March 2014
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, April 9, 2014
Thank you, Melissa, for your wonderful review.
It is heartwarming to read reviews like yours and also see how little things like a warm approach and attention to making sure that every patron is really welcome, are noticed!
Yes, Evita’s is an ideal place for people in love, families, children and all special occasions.
Ciao! Eva
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chicago
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64 reviews
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“Italian food in Jamaica!!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

There is a lot of Italian food in Jamaica! This place was excellent. Very quaint decor. Wonderful views from the mountain of the ocean below. Surrounded by fauna. Service was excellent. Food was excellent with lots of choices.

Visited March 2014
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, April 3, 2014
Thank you, Tina, for your so nice, review and I am glad you liked everything about the restaurant.
Will certainly try to keep these standards up!
Ciao! Eva
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Toronto
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a lovely evening at Evita's. We started with the bruschetta, which was fabulous. We usually split bruschetta, but there are 3 pieces, so either place 2 orders, or be prepared to fight over the last piece - truly delicious. We both had amazing pasta dinners and the kitchen is very accommodating when it comes to changes or preferences. We were delighted to meet Eva, the charming owner, who made the effort to visit each table for a chat after dinner. It is a very romantic spot for dinner, but I would return for lunch just to see the fabulous view. Definitely a repeat restaurant!

  • Visited March 2014
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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for your fabulous review!
Yes, at Evita’s we cook to order and patrons really like the fact that they can ask to add or delete something from the dishes they order or, have them spicy or not.
During the day the sea is also part of the view as at night, unless there is a cruise ship leaving, it just blends with the dark sky …. But what is the left is the panorama of the lights of the town of Ocho Rios.
Until you return, again,
Ciao! Eva
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