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A Little About Us

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A Little About Us

It all started with a picture…

The picture was taken in 1965 at Palumbo’s in South Philadelphia, and was of the Mother of Divine Grace church group from the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia, there to see Johnny Mathis.  Dino’s mother, Mary, was front and center.

There was something about that picture.  Everyone in it was dressed up, “breaking bread” with friends and relatives, and there to make memories.

That’s the kind of place that I wanted to go to, but they were long gone.

That’s the kind of place we wanted to create with Dino’s Backstage.

Do you remember “glamour“?

Do you remember when people went out to “dine“, and, not just “eat“?

When was the last time you got dressed up to go out for a night on the town that didn’t involve someone’s wedding, or a sad occasion ?

We’ve set the stage for your memorable evening, but what good is the “stage” without the right “cast” ?

Our thought is that when you are putting together the “staff” of a restaurant, that you are really putting together the “cast” of a restaurant, just like a long-running Broadway show.  It’s great that someone has a well tuned resumé, but do they “play well with others.”

We can easily & readily say that we have one INCREDIBLE cast.

Take a look…

Consistency is the Key to Excellence!

Julio Ugarte

General Manager

Julio Ugarte has worked in hospitality and managed fine dining establishments in Palm Beach, Cape May, Atlantic City and in...

Work hard and play hard.

Chef Antonio “Tino” Cione

Executive Chef

Chef Antonio “Tino” Cione is a first generation American, born to Italian parents who settled into South Philadelphia. His first job...

You never have a second chance to make a first impression.

Dino J. Cataldi


Dino J. Cataldi is a legend in the restaurant business. His background in accounting and business, and successful restaurant experience...

Always be an active participant in your life!

Michael Richard Kelly

Co-owner, Entertainment Director

Michael Richard Kelly brings the ideal history to Dino’s Backstage! A professional singer who has performed around the world, Michael...