La Bella Vista is an award winning contemporary Italian restaurant located on the St Leonards seafront, overlooking the English Channel.

The restaurant has been owned by restaurateur, Aldo Esposito since 2015 and during that time it has evolved considerably, both in food and experience.

Our experienced and passionate head chef, Gianluca Tozzi, supported by his team use only the freshest, local and quality ingredients to carefully curate our menu which changes with the seasons.

In 2019, La Bella Vista won the Muddy Stilettos Award for the Best Restaurant in Sussex for the second year running.


When you see this sign, you know the fish you are eating has been landed using traditional methods that have been in place for over 1,000 years. Hastings fleet uses sustainable fishing methods that help maintain stocks and don’t destroy habitats, or other species. Ask your server which dish is a Hastings Fish dish today. Visit for more information.