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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 HOME-MADE 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 catering events at the HOF Balloon Fest, NFL Network,

Canton Charge, Cleveland Cavaliers, and a HOF inductee.  

Whether 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 are proud to be the 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023

Canton Repository's "Best of the Best" winner in multiple categories.

We hope that you enjoy what we feel is the finest Italian food in the area.


We are now constructing our second location on Cleveland Ave N in Plain Township with expected opening in December 2023.   

We believe that you will enjoy our friendly, casual environment!

Enter as guests, leave as famiglia!

Thank you for your continued support!

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