Chiarella’s is a restaurant that sits in the Italian district of South Philadelphia. It is owned by husband and wife, Dina and Tommy, who worked for Dina’s father’s restaurant in Wildwood that had the same name and was a major success for 30 years for a long time. When Dina and Tommy decided to open their own restaurant they used the same name thinking it would bring with it a great reputation.
Unfortunately, however, Chiarella’s is falling apart and has not made any real money in the last five years. Family members are constantly loaning money to keep the restaurant afloat, but if Dina and Tommy can’t get this restaurant turned around fast its doors could be closed forever.