Pizza Oven was founded in 1956 by Joe DiPietro and is still family owned and operated by sons, Steven and David DiPietro. Parlayed from one small carry-out on West Tuscarawas to 8 Pizza Oven carry-out locations throughout the Stark County area. There is one Pizza Oven Quick Service Italian Restaurant and carry-out on Lincoln Way that offers casual dining, take-out and drive-thru services. The crown jewel of the family operation is Papa Bear's Italian Restaurant.
Papa Bear's Italian Restaurant, a 280-seat full-service dining establishment, featuring Italian and American cuisine with an attached carry-out for pick-up orders. We are one of the few independent operations that exist in the Westfield Mall Shopping area (formerly the Belden Village area). Our food is prepared with fresh ingredients and prepared to order. The menu is extremely diverse and can accommodate guests that practice the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Low Carb Diets and Vegetarianism. Special menu requests are gladly accommodated. Papa Bear's welcomes walk-in guests and also take reservations for large or small groups. Three private dining areas within the restaurant can accommodate large parties and special occasions.