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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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Runaway Bay, Jamaica
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Kingston, Jamaica
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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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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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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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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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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 4 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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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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 

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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
USD 3 - USD 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
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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