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Evita's Italian Restaurant

Eden Bower Rd. | Off Da Costa Drive, Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
+1 876-974-2333
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Eden Bower Rd. | Off Da Costa Drive, Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
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1 - 10 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family of 4 visited this restaurant, we were promptly seated and orders taken. One of daughters did not like her meal and Evita made sure to have the meal changed. Incidentally, my daughter hopes to own her own restaurant one day and Evita willingly...More

Thank andrew d
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Andrew, for your so nice and detailed review. Yes, your daughter ordered a Rigatoni w/ Italian Sausage, smothered w/ mozzarella: a little too heavy for her, she could not enjoy it so, I happily replaced it w/ the more familiar spaghetti & meatballs...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

A unique meal experience. The service and food were more than satisfactory but the highlight of the visit was Evita herself. What a treasure of a lady, welcoming, amazingly interesting and well ... unique!

Thank Gillian Q
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you, Gillian for your so nice review and compliments ... Mamma Mia, you just made my day: smiles, smiles & 'giggles'! Ciao, Eva

Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are in Ocho Rio, Jamaica, and, you don't venture off the resort for the best italian meal you will ever have, you have made a huge mistake! Evita's Italian Restaurant has the best food, awesome views, and absolute best staff and amazing owner...More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, Melpat for your FANTASTIC review and 'noticing' that I do care to make sure that everyone leaves happy! I am really glad the food at Evita's is ALMOST as good as Mom's, this is good enough for me, to be CLOSE to Mom's...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Evita's as a couple during our recent visit to Ocho Rios. As ever the food and service quality was high. The fact that the main lady continues to be a forceful presence in the restaurant is, I am sure, a contributory factor....More

Thank RJBTHC9
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your Great review and continued patronage! As you mentioned, yes, I am 'hands on' most of the time that is because I love good food and making sure that every patron leaves happy... Looking forward to hosting you again, soon... Ciao! Eva...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Whenever I'm in Ochi area I make sure I dine at Evita's. The signature restaurant has been in the area for over twenty five years and never disappoints. I'm in the travel business and remember referring Evita's to a large destination wedding group I had...More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you Maura, for your GREAT review and compliments! It is always nice to see you come to the restaurant and really enjoy the food and ambiance: you are such an enthusiastic and full of energy person it is always a PLEASURE making you, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

* ganja/ weed smoke in service area on arrival * grounds looking rundown dilapidated *dancehall playing not fitting to ambiance *Waiter seated us with saying a word or greeting seemed we should not speak to him * waiter no manners or training when asked what's...More

1  Thank Mel M
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear reviewer, The pictures taken are not of the restaurant as my entrance is flanked by two orchid gardens and a walk way lined with genuine ‘antique four poster bed’, posts. Evita’s is situated, in an Historic original Ginger Bread House, originally built in 1880...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to try this place after reading somewhere about the great food and the fun Latin dances on Saturdays. Was disappointed to find out the Latin nights were a thing of the past. That aside, the ambiance is warm and you have a great view...More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your GREAT review. The Latin night attracted a lot of 'Latinos' while the Spanish hotels were being built in this area bu,t once they were finished, there was not enough support to cover the cost of the DJ they liked... I am...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading several reviews we found this place to be very overrated. Upon arrival we had an altercation with the someone about our table and she would not change our table until she overheard me talking about not giving her a good tip. Then all...More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Lolo, for your review and I am sorry about the confusion re: the table you had reserved. That evening we had more than usual 'bigger parties' reservations and the staff on duty, were a little 'overwhelmed', to say the least... Will address this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times so it is definitely good enough to return. Minestrone soup is excellent and the views are great.

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Wendy, for your so nice review! I certainly appreciate your continued patronage and am looking to seeing you again soon.... Ciao! Eva

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Just eaten at Evita's tonight. The food and service was excellent. We enjoyed the brief history of the building from Eva. There is a complimentary pick up and drop off available if you contact in advance. The price is a little expensive than your typical...More

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Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you, Safelight, for your excellent review! I really appreciate your comment on the price comparison re: our the quality of food, ambiance, setting, service and free pick up-returns, vs. the 'Main Street Joints' who do not offer ANY of these 'Amenities'!!! Again: thank you!...More

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Naledge82
27 July 2017|
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Response from ColWoody | Reviewed this property |
We called to make the reservation at Evita's on our own. They asked what hotel we were staying at and had the driver waiting at the agreed upon time. We had a 7:30 reservation and driver was waiting at 7:15. We stayed at... More
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eroof01
5 November 2016|
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Response from Evitas | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we will be open on Christmas day and you can reserve a little closer to the date. Ciao! Eva Eva Myers Evita's-Ocho Rios (876) 974-2333 (876) 974-1012
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Claudette C
3 October 2016|
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Leave a comment and ask the question and the owner herself will respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Eden Bower Rd. | Off Da Costa Drive, Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: +1 876-974-2333
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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.
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