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Bear Canyon Pizza - Now Open on Tucson's NE Side!

Bear Canyon Pizza Open Tucson

A new family-friendly restaurant has opened on Tucson's northeast side!

Bear Canyon Pizza, located at 8987 E. Tanque Verde (in the same parking lot as the BLOC and Kirk-Bear Canyon Library), is a modern and attractive space with a mouthwatering menu.

The decor is contemporary and on-trend with metal chairs, comfortable grey booth seats, chalkboard menus, and indoor/outdoor seating.

Bear Canyon Pizza Tanque Verde Tucson

Parents of little ones will appreciate that there are two different children's play areas - one inside with a giant chalkboard and a book nook, the other outside with a playhouse and climbing apparatus on a pleasant turf surface.

Kids Play Area Bear Canyon Pizza

Obviously, you can order pizza - but think beyond cheese and pepperoni. There are eleven specialty pizzas available - all named after various points on Mt. Lemmon. Specialty pizza prices are as follows - giant slices for $9.50, 14" for $22.25, or 16" for $24.50. You can also build your own personal gluten-free pizza for $15.

Bear Canyon Pizza

Other dishes on the menu include calzones ($8), spinach basil pesto ($8 half, $12 full), build your own mac and cheese ($5 half, $8 full), salads ($5.49 half, $8.49 full), and sandwiches ($7.50 for 8-inch, $13 for 16-inch).

A menu is also available for kids 10 and under with four different offerings - pasta alfredo, spaghetti, mac 'n cheese, and chicken fingers. Each meal on the children's menu is $5 and comes with a fountain drink. Kids' sides are $2 extra, either veggies or french fries.

The dessert menu is limited, but local: cheesecake, tiramisu, and Isabella's ice cream sandwiches.

Bear Canyon Pizza Taps

Also LOCAL - beer, wine, and spirits come from Arizona breweries, wineries, and distilleries. The bar features a fantastic selection of 30+ craft beers on draft (with 15 rotating constantly), 10 wines on tap, local spirits, and a unique specialty Beer Cocktail menu.

RESTAURANT SNAPSHOT

  • Location: 8987 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Lunch Special: Huge slice (personal pizza size) with one topping and a fountain drink for $5.95. Available daily from 11am-3pm.
  • Happy Hour: None, but they have a respectable beer selection at competitive prices.
  • Delivery Area: North of Snyder to Broadway and from Wentworth to Pantano. No delivery fee.
  • Gluten-Free Options: 12" gluten free pizzas (crusts made locally by Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery). Salads are also gluten free. A good gluten-free pasta option is in the works.
  • Social Media: Like Bear Canyon Pizza on Facebook.
  • Opened in: October 2016
  • Owners: Austin & Devin Santos, Nicholas Heddings
  • Chef: Jason Barber (previously at Upper Crust Pizza and Zinburger)
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