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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. | 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our night at Evita's was amazing. Food was awesome and presentation was great Amazing view of the town

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Thank Edward M
Calmspot, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a favorite spot for the city view, friendly service and Jamaican influenced Italian comfort dishes. A personal welcome by the lovely Evita only adds to our enjoyment of a perfect dinner!

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Thank DanielaCalmspot_WI
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of Ocho Rios, every portion of meal was great from hot bread, soup, salad, and pork medallion with penne pasta cream sauce Fantastic. Dessert was great as well couldn't bet the meal. Service was good. If you want a nice night out with dinning and a view you cant beat.

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Thank ruthsherboneau
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had the beef tenderloin, potatoes, mixed vegetables and it was cooked to perfection and very tender. I would very much recommend eating here. Sweet potato cake was awesome.

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Thank marilyn19752017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Evita's twice for dinner during our week in Jamaica. The view and ambience coupled with the fabulous food make for a wonderful evening.

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

Thank you Dawn, for your GREAT review. Hope you will make it back to Jamaica, and Evita’s, again, soon… Ciao! Eva More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, however a little bit pricey for what you get. Service was exceptional. Constantly refilling water and giving table baskets of garlic bread. Good variable menu with good vegetarian options also. Be prepared to spend!

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

Thank you, Varissa, for you so nice review. Regarding being a little ‘pricey’ (sigh), it is because many of my ethnic products, all the kitchen equipment, table ware, china & glassware have to be imported and, custom duties are really prohibitive in Jamaica! What in Miami will cost $ 1.00, by the time it gets to me, through a local... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only the view would make this over-priced and underwhelming restaurant worth a visit and that's a stretch. Poor service, tiny portions and cramped tables - not at all what a night out should be - sad choice for us, good luck to you.

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Thank Evergreen12201
Evitas, Owner at Evita's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry, Evergreen, that we did not meet your expectations. I guess we were a little busier than expected the evening you came and, will try to address the kitchen re portion sizes. ‘Cramped’ tables? This is certainly a ‘first’ in the 28 years that this restaurant has been in business in Ocho Rios…. Ciao! Eva More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was loathe to give this place full recognition because service was slow. It took about forty minutes or so to get fed. However...its high season and there's a cruise ship in town and they apologised... But above all... The food made it worthwhile. Tried the pork medallions and the carbonara...both were outstanding. And the menu was full of fascinating... More 

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

Thank you, Sebmack, for you great review. Will certainly encourage the staff to be a little ‘speedier’ and keep up our great standards. We do look forward to hosting you again, soon. Ciao! Eva More 

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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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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 

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