Dina was born in Chicago to immigrant parents from Sicily. As a youngster she moved to Shiny Las Vegas! Her parents had the hopes of opening Pizzeria’s and not shoveling snow. Villa Roma quickly became a family business, and she began to work there at the ripe age of 7. Later she went on to graduate with a Bachelors degree in Psychology at UNLV, but always remained in the restaurant business. While serving at The Mirage hotel, she was offered a Beverage Manager position she quickly accepted, and oversaw 16 bars and 90 bartenders. Dina decided to leave the fast life and move to Rainy Portland, Oregon, where she managed for a Restaurant group for 4 years. Something always pulled her back to her hometown. In 2004, she accepted the General Manager position of the Italian Restaurant at the The Mirage, packed her bags and quickly went back to work. Low and behold a handsome Italian Chef shyly cooking in the French restaurant. Sal and Dina were introduced and a true love of life, cooking, and each other blossomed. They have owned and operated 2 restaurants and a catering company, while raising their beloved children Bella and Enzo. It was Dina’s nagging dream to open a wedding venue that started the Vision Board. When Cozy Weddings of Gilbert went up for sale, for the second time, they were ready. The Cottage will host lavish parties under the stars, and quaint chapel ceremony indoors. Together Sal and Dina will continue to pursue their passion together.