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Evita's Italian Restaurant

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Eden Bower Rd. | Off Da Costa Drive, Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
+1 876-974-2333
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosfeer and very good food , the pasta was delicious !!! We had a very good time here. We come back when we are in Ochi

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

Thank you Nancy, for your great review and we look forward, to making you happy again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a reservation & arrived on time, however they did not have a table for 7 ready. No communication we were just left standing there whilst they made up a table - no apologies. Ordering was a nightmare though we attempted to order in the way they wanted it was like dealing with the gestapo barking orders at us.... More 

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

I am sorry julgrant, about the experience you describe. It would be very helpful if you let me know, ASAP, the day you came so that I can address the staff who worked that day and, prevent this to happen again. Thank you so much. Ciao! Eva More 

Kirkwood, Illinois
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evita's was a gorgeous place to enjoy Christmas dinner! We were able to make email reservations in advance of our trip, so we knew we would have a place for dinner on the holiday. Staff was attentive; food was delicious. The dessert was perfect. Just a short uphill walk from our hotel, but a bit tricky in the dark on... More 

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

Thank you for your so enthusiastic & descriptive, review! The next time you come to Jamaica and Evita’s, you can call us and we will happily pick you up and return you to your hotel, as long as it is in Ocho Rios. Ciao! Eva More 

Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

As everyone might notice i go everywhere with friends. After work we trekked the hill all the way up (note to all prepare a drive to go up there especially if your out of shape like me) Anyway going up was a hassle for us but once there we were awwed to some degree at the rustic italian feel to... More 

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

Thank you, Shaliboo, for your so descriptive and enthusiastic review! I am glad you were ‘awed’ by the ‘rustic’ feel: the building is a Historic Jamaican Gingerbread house which I ‘tweaked’ in 1989 into keeping the ‘gentile’ living of old Jamaica and ‘infuse’ a little of Venice-Italy classic ambiance. Actually, in 2020, this building and its history, will be over... More 

Kingston, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great for lunch or dinner. Food is lovely though I always leave wishing that they had homemade pastas. Lovely views in the day or night. Easy to get to. Great service.

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

Thank you SS, for your great review! And, since now with the new Highway, to come to Ocho Rios is much easier, your 'escape' from the hassle of the city, is much easierand we will be able to host you more often ...? Ciao! Eva More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This was not what we thought this visit would be certainly not fine dining in anyway but the prices were on comparison to a one star michelin restaurant back home. Restaurant is way past its hey day which is a shame as we both enjoy Italian food.Must say this was very bland food left us feeling very disappointed.

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

Thank you, Paul, for your review. I am sorry your ‘Michelin’ expectations were not met: NO ONE in Jamaica, even a 5 Star rated (and accordingly priced), Hotel or Restaurant, makes this list!!!! Everything has to be imported attracting SUPER custom fees and, half the time the items needed, do not reach Jamaica on time…therefore, to even run an ‘above... More 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Group of 6 of us went to eat and relax for the evening. Staff was courteous, the ambiance lovely and there is a nice view of the sea. Food got a 3.5 out of 5 and I am sure the others agree. A child among us made a noteworthy observation "everything tastes the same". Well not quite but I understood... More 

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

Thank you, Nicole for your nice review and I appreciate your comments. Our menu is very extensive with a LOT of Jam-Italian FUSION dishes, all cooked to order, with optional Jerk seasoning or Country Pepper… The main Italian dishes are usually very simple w/ just Basil, Oregano and Rosemary spice variations. Any cream sauces, just feature butter, cream and Parmesan... More 

Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience I must say. Everything was superb. The food delicious. I had the zucchini Supremo!! ....mmmm!! I can still taste it!! The wait staff and of course Evita. My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting the world renowned Evita. Such a lovely woman fun loving and charismatic. I totally recommend this restaurant to all who visit... More 

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

Thank you, SAJ, for your great review, compliments, and recommendation! Will certainly try to keep up the taste, the quality of service and the ‘charisma’: Mamma Mia! Hope you make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon…. Ciao! Eva (Evita). More 

Monroe, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We sat at a table looking over the city of Ocho Rios. Meal was good. Service was good. Loved my fruit smoothie.

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

Thank you, ‘coffeeortea’ for your lovely review: short and to the point. Hope you make it Jamaica and Evita’s, again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The view of the city is decent. I'd rather not say anything bad, but it would have been helpful if I'd read the truth about this place. It is expensive. The hospitality is poor, non-accommodating. The food portions are small and just okay. It has the potential to be better, but I think that it is an establishment on its... More 

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

Thank you, ‘apryljohnson’ for your 4 months ‘late’ review. I wish I would have known sooner so that I could address the issues that you are not happy with and, for your information, or anyone else's, when a patron brings to the attention of the waiter that a portion is too small for their appetite, I personally, see that this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$29
Cuisine
Italian, Caribbean, Jamaican, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
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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