THAT LITTLE ITALIAN KITCHEN was founded in April 2008 by Mike and Therese Maisano Schneider. The Tortora/Maisano family was traditional Italian and handed down many family recipes that Therese has followed over the years. 

Therese and Mike each brought family favorite cookie recipes and pledged to use only the finest ingredients to preserve grandma’s home cooked flavors.

In 2009 we decided to add HOMEMADE GELATO (Italian Ice Cream) after fond memories from a family vacation in Italy. 


In 2010 our business had grown so fast that we had to move to dramatically expand our kitchen area. Our business continues to grow with venues at the HOF Balloon Fest, NFL Network, Canton Charge, Cleveland Cavaliers, major corporate events, weddings, and graduations. We cater your life’s celebrations!

Therese has extensive experience in various restaurants and received valuable, top tier, catering experience at Brookside Country Club.  This has prepared her to help you organize a memorable catered event whether an intimate party or a grand event!

We hope you enjoy what we feel is the finest Italian food in the area.   We are proud to be the 2016, 2017, 2018 2019 and 2021 Repository Best of the Best winner in multiple categories.  We think you will enjoy our friendly, casual environment of old fashioned service!

Thank you for your continued support!