EVO Italian
EVO Italian

EVO Italian

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.evoitalian.com/
  • Phone: (561) 745-2444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Erik Pettersen
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: In house and pick up

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tequesta drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from EVO Italian
EVO, short for evolution, represents a dream inspired by my mother to bring the familiar feeling of family to you, by showcasing my Italian home-style cooking from the freshest ingredients incorporated into my family’s recipes that have been passed down from many generations. My Sicilian mother and grandparents raised me to respect the heritage and tradition of the Italian culture. The draw of family brought me to south Florida where I opened Evo to continue to share my family’s secret recipes and the warmth of the Italian way of living. Through hard work and perseverance I climbed the ranks of some of the most well respected and popular restaurants in New York so that I can bring you Evo. So please come and join us. Sit back, relax and be part of our family. Evo, my dream come true!
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EVO Italian reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
60% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (24)romantic (19)special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (18)notable wine list (13)great for outdoor dining (8)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (4)good for groups (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Kenny
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    Probably one if the best meals I have had in Florida. The food was delicious, and the server was wonderfully pleasant and knowledgeable. I loved Evo in it's old location and when they moved I think they missed a step for a while. Now, it us even better than before. And a full bar makes it even better. It was our anniversary and they brought is a complimentary dessert. Thanks Evo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Way over priced for ok italian. I was pretty surprised. This place has the reputation of being GREAT. And we ordered all of the chef's "best dishes".
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of our favorites
    italianloverVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    great place to entertain. they totally have their act together!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Fantastic Italian with gourmet flair. Beautiful. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Wonderful dining experience. Quiet and romantic. Lovely decor. Waitress was excellent, helpful with food and wine selections. Food was outstanding, well prepared and delicious. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Find!
    FLGal
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This was our first time at Evo however far from our last! The place itself is absolutely stunning tucked behind a strip mall. The staff is overboard friendly, great wine list and above all the food was fantastic. The Happy Hour has to be one of the best around. I am bringing a group of 16 back for dinner next month. I can't wait for them all to try this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dissappointed
    Luvgourmet
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The appetizers were great but the main course was inedible, as the veal was pounded to death and the breading was everywhere and excessive. The dessert was a a mess to eat. Beautiful berries with delicious ricotta cheese sauce, perfect as is but it was smothered in tasteless, dry and messy pound cake pieces. the dining room was much too bright and the decor is really incongruous, cold and bland. The original design at the old location was lovely and inviting
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CristinaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went for the first time to EVO and selected from the Flavor Palm Beach menu. Not impressed. If this is a sample of their best, I don't need to go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ambiance, but disappointing food
    gardenreg
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This place was highly recommended by our friends. It had a lovely ambiance, however the food was very disappointing. I would not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed in every aspect
    keenpiVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    From the moment we were received til the end of dinner we were disappointed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find
    Kate
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Visiting West Palm Beach and found this gem listed in the restuarant week advertisement. Food and service were both excellent. The waitress asked if we were new to the EVO and because we wer she brought us a sampling if their special olives and cheese. Just delicious! Saved the card for our next trip!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We arrived at 6:45. The waitress seemed rushed. We waited a long time to finally order and then receiving our food was super slow. We did not get our meal until almost 8:30. By that time I was famished. The food was delicious but seemed very over priced. I would have preferred to be able to order in a timely fashion and receive my food much quicker.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Was glad to find the Summer Sampling Menu. All food we had as part of this menu was very good except for dessert...it was sub par I am afraid to say. I always enjoy the atmosphere...perfect lighting & decor for a special evening. I do want to mentions that we really do not like the new set up for the bar area with the rounded banquettes.....that whole area feels strange now whereas before, it was classy & elegant. I also do not like the fact that you can't really get a seat at the bar for a drink....not that it's necessarily busy with bar patrons...but taken up by people eating there. It leaves you awkwardly hovering in that empty space behind them....not a good vibe when I'm paying $14+ for a martini, I'd like to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bad food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very disappointing. My pasta dish was undercooked and inedible, my friends dish was supposed to be a veal scalloping dish, instead it looked and tasted like a stew. Items not adequately described on menu, in addition to being terrible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost like being at a friends home
    FlavorFanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Quaint and cozy with a fireplace, feels almost like a friends house. Above and beyond excellent service from hostess, bar, and waitstaff. The "Flavor Palm Beach" menu was just delicious (they change it every week) The squash blossoms, the snapper, the stuffed artichokes... all prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EVO
    tequestagal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We celebrated our 45th anniversary at EVO. The staff was efficient and friendly, the food was OK, but the prices were over-the-top.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit rich...
    JanFromJup
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was very good but a bit rich! I would ask about the sauces next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Special
    Jacqueline
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere are fabulous. We are so lucky to have them just up the street in Tequesta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evo did well by us
    jerzy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    first time to evo, well known as fine Italian style dining and they did not disappoint. Nice surroundings, busy bar scene even on Tuesday night off season. Tried the special menu since the choices were great and represented wide sampling of the menu. Food was nicely done, service was great- informative, happy to see us, attentive but not hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Golfer
    Golfer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Bar was excellent. Restaurant decor less than expected for price. Not really Italian. No character. Stuffed peppers were cold and raw, "light " battered snapper was heavy fried, gelato was nothing special. Go for happy hour and half price bar menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food review
    maizie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    FIRST visit to Evo. GREAT ambiance and waite staff. Deicided on preset menu. Ravioli, followed by salad, bread, was very good to taste. The main entree of veal was less than stellar. Too much sauce, veal was tasteless and grizzly, ate very little.. Cost $39.before tax and tip. Don't think I'd return as there are so many great restaurants to choose from in Palm Beach area that offer better food and value.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 143 reviews are from the EVO Italian reviews archive.
  • Evo- fantastico
    tandj
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Superb dining space- indoor and outdoor. Excellent wine list ( by the glass , half, or full bottles). Very good menu, executed well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Evo was THE BEST Chef Eric is WORLD CLASS !! Great Food - Best Italian outside of Italy !!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    Charles
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The food is extraordinary. Surprising to find such an exceptional dining experience in its off the path location, but well worth the effort to find it. The service was five star, the menu extensive and authentic. The wine list is good, but pricey, so next time I would see to bringing my own bottle if they allow a corkage fee...I forgot to ask as I was so busy enjoying the fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvCharleston
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food and presentation. We both had the lobster tail and it was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAIR TO POOR
    SALSALIS
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    LINGUINE WITH RED CLAM SAUCE HAD A BURN TASTE CLAMS WHERE TUFF
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Appetizers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Every dish we had, 5 of them, was outstanding. The Beggar's Purse, no one should have to beg for it, just applaud after eating it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    Yummyinmytummy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I took my mother here for her 70th birthday and they gave us such nice service. The waiters and everyone there was so in tune with everything that was happening. At then end they brought out this beautiful array of deserts with "Happy 70th" written on the plates. They made everything so special and of course the food was divine!. We all had such a nice time and they were also so patient even with us running late for our reservation and our friend arriving late as well. I would go back for a special dinner in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!
    mhouse619VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    What a great find! Food was incredible. Selection was great...couldn't decide what to order. The chef would make anything you wanted! Decor was really nice! Service was terrific. ONLY great things to say about this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Gem
    4bdaydiner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Tucked behind a shopping plaza is Evo, a fine dining Italian Ristorante. The menu requires concentration as it is quite detailed. The food is excellent and not your typical Italian fare. Quite pricey but lovely decor inside and out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a perfect meal to end a perfect day
    lisainvegasVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We made reservations for our next visit before we left... need I say more? The staff, ambiance, food, everything. This is a gem of an establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    lovekeywest
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was very good. The meatballs were the best I've ever tasted. Overall excellent. Only con noted were the overpriced salads (Cesar $15?!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sssh--Our Special Place
    NanaVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Don't tell everyone about this local special place! A chef who will alter dishes for allergies! A chef whose specials are really special! A staff that learns your likes and caters to them! Gracious servers who ask about your family and delight in your special occasions! A lovely setting and now an outdoor area! And now a new bar menu in an inviting area with tables as well as the bar! Yes, it is special---sssh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Simply outstanding. Both food and service were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Atmosphere was excellent. Food was not as anticipated. Would have been rated outstanding if pasta was fresh made in house and selection was more diverse.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    The food was just very mediocre, considering the prices.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great - and reliably great!
    italianloverVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    we love it - thats why we keep going back! combination of food, service, ambiance - nearly perfect.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Evening
    mcan50
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We love Evo. Food and service are always exceptional. A very special place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Evo
    Rjjjjjj
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    I decided to take my girlfriend and she was very impressed. Evo is beatiful and Melissa was our waitress. She was amazing and I recommend her!! It was easy to make a reservation and Evo helped make the night a special one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    JoleneVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Beautiful restaurant and courtyard quite literally hidden in the back of a shopping center. Excellent service and food. Kind of pricey, so it's best for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.