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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 yesterday NEW

My husband and I visited Ocho Rios, Jamaica the week of February 11th to 18th and had a fabulous time except for the high pressure begging/sales of people on the street and at the Craft Market. We went to Evitas for a romantic end of the holiday supper and had an excellent meal. There were lots of choices and there... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We heard about this place from one of our taxi drivers who said it was one of the best restaurants in Ocho Rios. The location is up a windy road at the top of a hill overlooking Ocho Rios harbor. When we arrived we were given the best view in the place even though we forgot to make reservations. The... More 

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

Thank you, tjspino, for your GREAT review, recommendation and, compliments! I am really happy that you enjoyed your evening, an ‘all aspects’… Ciao! Eva More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The staffs is amazing and please to ask for miss pat and carmen, the food is so tasty and I can tell the food cook with love!!!

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

Mamma Mia: what an enthusiastic SUPER review, thank you!!! Will certainly tell Carmen and Pat: they certainly deserve it as they have been at Evita’s for quite a few years… and will LOVE YOUR recognition! Will also convey to the cooks, how you LOVED the food they prepared…. Ciao, Eva! More 

Jamaica
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My second trip to Evitas. The restaurant and setting is really wonderful overlooking Ochie. The service was good and efficient but a little too over familiar for my taste. The waiter treated us like tourists making a joke of our friends bright shirt, we are white people living in Jamaica and don't need this. The food on the main was... More 

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

Thank you, Btagg, I really appreciate your ‘candid’ review! Re: the Curry Supreme dish it is offered on the menu w/ Rice & steamed vegetables OR pasta but, ‘Jerk Spaghetti’ has been popular since I opened in 1989… the recipe was even requested by Gourmet and Bon Apetit magazines…. I am sorry about the ‘patronizing’ waiter, he was very new... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning location overlooking the Ocho Rios harbour. Unfortunately cannot say the same of the food or service. Took fifteen minutes just to get the menu. I ordered jumbo prawns in sauce, albeit rubbery they were probably the best part of the meal. The so called arugula salad with blue cheese came out as lettuce salad with Parmesan and croutons... More 

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

Thank you Anna, for your review. I am sorry that you did not receive the arugula salad because the picture I see is of a Caesar salad, re: dessert I assure you it NOT a ‘pressed’ croissant. The coffee you ordered, I assume, was not an espresso: could you PLEASE let me know who the waiter or waitress was as,... More 

LaGrange, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit harrowing drive up the hill to get there. Went at lunch on a weekday, so can't comment how it might be on a weekend. Wine a bit overpriced. Fairly unique menu w many dishes unfamiliar to us.

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

Thank you, Georgia for your so nice review. Wines, in Jamaica are usually ‘pricier’ than abroad as the custom duties & taxes for imported liquor & wines are, sometimes almost 150%! Hoping you make it Jamaica, and Evita’s, again, soon. Ciao! Eva More 

Paris, France
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not expecting the restaurant to be so good. I love Italian food and have lived in Italy. I ordered the linguini alfredo with the seafood and it was absolutely divine. My friend ordered the lasagna, also delicious, we had 2 starters both excellent. Eva, goes round to every table and supervises everything. The service is perfect and the... More 

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

Thank you, Madascar, for your great review and recommendation! Coming from you, being from Paris, France I am even more flattered as, like the Italians, French LOVE GOOD food. Merci beaucoup!!! Ciao! Eva More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a gorgeous place! My husband and I ended up going twice, and we got a secluded table for 2 off to the side that was super romantic. The service is great; both times our waiters were attentive and helpful with all of our questions. My husband was in love with the jerk chicken pasta; I loved the... More 

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

Thank you, roundtheworld30, for your great review! Will certainly share it with the wait & kitchen staff and encourage them to keep it up… I also appreciate your comment re: my Trip advisor placement: unfortunately, in the top ‘restaurant’ listing they also have a popular Ice Cream Parlor and a fast food Patty place… Hope you make it back to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here - absolutely stunning! Service is great, food was amazing, & the view was breathtaking. The owner stopped by our table to ensure we were happy - lovely woman, lovely restaurant.

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

Thank you, Justin, for your great review and compliment! Hope you make it Evita's, again, soon... Ciao! Eva More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. The restaurant send a driver to our hotel to collect us and take us back when we finished. Food was delicious, place is lovely views are stunning. Highly recommend this

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

Thank you Shelley, for your great review and, recommendation! Hope to host you again, in the 'near' future.... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?