Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant: A Still Fresh Canton Classic

Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant is a well-known Canton, Ohio institution that has found ways to stay fresh while maintaining the classic tastes we’ve come to know so well. You will not find many Canton natives who have not visited this welcoming sit-down restaurant, and sampled its cuisine at least once.

Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant is owned and operated by the DiPietro family. This is the same family who brought their signature pizzas to Canton over 55 years ago when they opened Pizza Oven. With all Pizza Oven locations being delivery or carry-out, the need for a sit-down restaurant—and a broader menu—arose. Thus, Papa Bear’s Italian Restaurant was created.

One thing that sets this restaurant apart from the many others that are located in the busy Westfield/Belden Village shopping district is that it remains a family-owned business. You can see the personal touches in everything from the décor to the service to the food. The atmosphere is homey, the staff is familiar and friendly, and the food is fresh and homemade. Continue reading