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Evita's Italian Restaurant

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As featured in 3 Days in Ocho Rios and 2 other guides
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Eden Bower Rd., Ocho Rios no zip needed, Jamaica
+1 876-974-2333
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Brampton, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank SAJ_today
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Munich, Germany
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Evita's twice (mainly because we didn't feel comfortable going in to Ochos Rios after dark. We were hassled quite a bit during the day so didn't want to risk it in the evening. Evita's is set up on a hill outside Ochos Rios with a good view over the town. They have parking otherwise take a taxi... More 

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

Thank you ‘Gaffers99’, for so nice and comprehensive, review. I guess I will have to, again, remind the cooks to ‘strive’ for a more ‘outstanding’ performance, so that the next time you come, you can give a 5 star rating…. Ciao! Eva More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Expensive but worth it! Excellent food, nice ambience overlooking Ocho rios city lights. If u r a true romantic then this is the perfect place to have dinner. Candlelight white glove service.

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

Thank you Jhanelle, for your excellent review! Yes, Evita’s has gained a great reputation and, of being ‘very romantic’, ever since the day it opened: 28 years ago… Ciao! Eva More 

Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Evita's is fine outdoor dining in the Caribbean with pretty views overlooking Ocho Rios. The table bread served with an avocado salsa is delicious and the fusion tastes mixed with your traditional Italian favourites makes a great treat for the tastebuds. Service was friendly and attentive and ambiance was romantic. Although we had a family meal here this would be... More 

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

Thank you ‘crewscritic’ for your so nice and complimentary, review! Yes, most of our Jamaican patrons come for a ‘Special Evening’, including families with children! Re: prices: In Jamaica, as many other islands in the Caribbeans, we have to import a LOT of the ingredients (and equipment) to meet the standards of a first world restaurant, therefore, we cannot compete... More 

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This is the real deal! Everything made to order and delicious! Eva is a gracious host, coming to each table making sure her guests were well taken care of. The garden in front and the view of Ochi while we ate will stay with me when I return home to the cold Minnesota winter!

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

Thank you, Sheralyn, for your wonderful review! I am glad I got to meet you and make sure you left happy: this way you will, hopefully, try to make it a point to make it Jamaica again, and Evita’s! Ciao! Eva More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Thirteenth year in a row to visit Jamaica and Evita's after being married in Dunns River. Food and ambiance excellent and Eva always comes over to visit. Wonderful experience and memories.

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

Thank you, Jas197267, for your GREAT review! It is really flattering and ‘heartwarming’ when you see patrons coming for years to the same restaurant and destination. Something we do, must be really GREAT, thank you!!!! Ciao! Eva More 

vancouver,bc
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Evita's to celebrate my husbands birthday while on vacation in Ocho Rios...we were pleasantly surprised by the location, quality of food and ambiance we found after our cab ride up a steep gravel road. We would love to make a return visit.

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Thank sol2010
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, sol2010, for your wonderful review! Actually, the road is not gravel but, there certainly is a steep and sharp turn, before reaching us… it does ‘stimulate’ the appetite … for whoever walks it! Hopefully, we will be able to host you again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

Norman
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great location, service was great, food was very good, we will go back. Quite a hike up a hill if you decide to walk like we did but caught a ride back down. Nice place.

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1 Thank Thunderfan54
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Norman, for your concise, yet informative, review. Yes, there is quite a steep stretch of 100’, uphill … not so easy for everyone… Looking forward to hosting you again, soon. Ciao! Eva 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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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., 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 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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