Speciality Restaurants

  • Gardenia Restaurant “Asia’s Western 50’s Theme Restaurant” (est. 1957 & re-opening 2012).
  • Wishbone Restaurant “Malaysian Cuisine Restaurant” (est. 1984 & re-opening 2011).
  • Bella Italia (Est. c.2006 Malaysia) Bella” Italian & Mediterranean Latin Cuisine

With Gastronomic Traditions Steeped in the World’s Classical Cuisines

Bella Italia was established in 2006, by JWPK Holdings and Chef Maurizo as an “in-hotel bistro” for Malaysia’s prominent bijou Jesselton Classic Hotel addressed at 69 Gaya Street Kota-Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia. The Jesselton Classic Hotel and Bella Italia have an outstanding corner prospect overlooking the city’s bustling high street and “Bella’s” acclaimed gastronomic reputation reflects a keen passion to bring authentic Italian and Mediterranean Latin flavours to the heart of Asia.

Since its beginnings and lead by our Chef-de-Cuisine Mr Leo Velazquez, Bella Italia has extended its gastronomic repertoire and is well established as a highly popular local dining place with an international acclaim for its signature “bellisimo” Italian & Mediterranean Cuisine  which is complimented by our Chef-de-Cuisine intimate gastronomic knowledge of the world’s renowned classic Latin, European, Indian Sub-Continent, contemporary Indo-Asian and funky Cuban Chino-Latino cuisines.

Bella Italia’s “green gastronomy touch” is with a culinary tradition steeped in the World’s Classical Cuisines, where each authentic recipe is thoughtfully prepared and carefully scratch cooked with ingredients “sustainably” selected from local and imported quality food produce.

Our Classic Cuisine “Slow Foods Gastronomy” is well known to our ardent patrons who have had the frequent pleasure of tasting our acclaimed recipes which includes the preparations of;

  • Delightful Homemade Cheese
  • Aromatic and Tasty House Cured Smoked Duck.
  • Charming Old World Artisanal Bread
  • Cuban Chino-Latino “Slow Braised Beef Prime Ribs”
  • Crispy Noodles with Chilli-Crab Bouillabaisse

In addition our Bella’s Wishbone Menu of “Asian Favourites” is our Chef’s “nod” to our much sort after “Many Splendored Asian Dishes” such as;

  • Hainan Chicken Rice
  • Straits Laksa Beehoon
  • Peninsular Oxtail Assam Pedas

We provide both “on and off-premises” Catering Services for

  • Private Function
  • Meeting-Space Venue
  • Hospitality F & B Services for Product Launch and Events
  • Chef’s Bespoke Haute-Cuisine “Reserve” Menu
  • Take-Away Menu
  • Seasonal Menu
  • Business Lunch Menu


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