Before opening her Old Brooklyn location in 2000, Dina began her career in 1985 by opening a pizza shop on Fulton Road across from St. Rocco's Church in Cleveland which was called, 'Dina's Pizza & Ribs.' Soon after, Dina's operated a second location out of her father's business, "Cuffari's Go-Kart Track," on Pearl Road across from the Cleveland Zoo. In the late 80's Dina's also began selling pizza out of "Fagans" in the Flats. In order to accommodate a growing relationship with customers, Dina decided to open a restaurant and pub.