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Mitten and Boots Story

Mitten and Boot is a lifelong dream of Chef Mike to combine two passions, his Italian heritage and his love for his home state of Michigan. He is using high-quality imported Italian products and supporting local Michigan companies Chef Mike has designed a menu and created a marketplace to showcase great traditions.  

Whether it be to have a great sandwich on locally baked bread, by Rising Star Academy, picking up some fine Italian imported aged balsamic vinegar, or some house-made gelato you found the right place.

Supporting Local

From working with Rising Star Academy to create the perfect bread to showcase our sandwiches or offering great local products like Bea’s Squeeze made in Detroit, our goal is to not only show off the great foods of Michigan but to support the community.

Imported Italian

Bringing unique foods from Italy to make traditional Italian cuisine and to help you create one-of-a-kind dishes using high-quality imported Italian items.

Our History

Chef Mike has worked for over 20 years in the restaurant industry, learning and honing his skills.  Chef Mike has worked in prominent Michigan restaurants such as Golden Mushroom, Charley’s Crab, and Redd Dunn Kitchen. He has also worked in Michelin-starred Osteria de Passignano, in Tuscany Italy.  

From there he moved on to be the head chef at Il Camoscio, located in his parent's hometown of Ovindoli, Italy. Chef Mike has learned how to use great products to bring to Mitten and Boot Café for your enjoyment.