Evita’s earns its reputation as one of the city’s most authentic Italian restaurants by serving a full menu of savoury entrées, not just the standard pasta dishes that you will see at others. The restaurant definitely serves a range of pastas (over 30 varieties in fact), but the entrées like lasagna with ackee fish and fresh tomatoes, sautéed snapper in an orange sauce, and lobster in a white crème sauce steal the show. The extensive list of wines only compounds the high level of esteem that both locals and visitors have for Evita’s. Address: Eden Bower Rd, Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Phone:  876-974-2333


The timeless and discreetly upscale dining presentations at the Jamaica Inn seem to have endured better than many of this hotel’s counterparts. There is, quite simply, nothing more upscale and dignified in town. Dinners, consequently, take on aspects of earlier, more graceful eras when guests actually gathered in the elegant, wood-paneled bar area, or on the moonlit terrace, for pre-dinner drinks before migrating into an open-sided (or, weather permitting, an open-air) dining room that’s steeped in formal and undeniably upscale service rituals — the kind of venue where Sir Winston Churchill could (and frequently did) get in touch with colonial Jamaican posh. The menu changes nightly, and non-residents who opt to dine here are expected to reserve a table in advance. In 2004, age-old rules were modernized, allowing men to abandon their jackets and neckties in favor of well-groomed shirts with collars and long pants, during the dinner hour.

Phone : 876 974-2514


Situated at the elegant and historical Harmony Hall, Toscanini’s serves a rotating menu of Italian specialties and gourmet vegetarian dishes. Diners always receive the freshest seafood available, and pastas like Carpaccio, gnocchi, and penne compete for the number one spot on the menu while the pudding desserts, alone, are enough to bring you back for more. Fine wine and a beautiful environment make this restaurant perfect for an extended lunch or a romantic dinner. Toscanini’s can be found at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. (Phone # 876-975-4785)