The cataldo crew
We feed you like family — because we are family. Antonio’s has been a family-run restaurant since 1979.
“We are immigrants. I was born in Italy. I came over when I was five. My dad and brothers worked in the trailer industry (RV/recreation vehicle industry today). (One brother) said he was tired of the ups and downs (in the RV industry). ‘I want to start something on my own.’ My brother Bruno was also working at a local pizzeria. And, we said, ‘Let’s go on this adventure. Let’s take a leap of faith and start our own business.’ So, we chose pizza because we were familiar with it. It was Italian. We were Italian. We started with pizza because it is such a universal food. Thin crust, thick crust. If you’re young or old or anything in between. You can feed the masses. You can personalize it. If you are a meat lover or a vegetarian, you can still eat pizza. For us, it was a natural thing to roll into.”
One thing Paul is dedicated to more than pizza is his family. Walk into Antonio’s any night and you’ll bump into a Cataldo. You’ll see them behind the pass, taking orders, and seating guests. You’ll also see them walking into competition kitchens and serving up their own winning pizzas. Daughter, Carmela followed in Paul and her brother Tony’s footsteps this past year. She was the youngest ever contestant at the Mid-America Pizza Competition (where she placed 4th).