That’s Amore: An Outdoor Pizza Oven Primer
At Artisan Outdoor Kitchens by Creative Living, we love us some authentic oven-fired pizza alfresco on the patio. Our suggestion: Skip the pile of pizza boxes and whip up a Neapolitan feast yourself. Here are two of our favorite outdoor pizza ovens to get the party started.
The Pioneer: Fontana
If there were ever a mothership of authentic Italian backyard pizza, Fontana Forni is it. For more than 40 years, the Fontana Forni artisans have been designing and constructing traditional residential pizza ovens in Italy and bringing their collection—both standalone and countertop, fueled by either wood or gas—to the most discerning of at-home pizza connoisseurs.
- Trick: Precision
- Tip: Inspiration
When you’ve got your pizza game down, visit Fontana’s “Recipes” section online for more mouth-watering dishes you can make with your pizza oven—think Crostini Salsiccia e Crescenza, Pizzelle, and Tuscan Venison Roast.
The Do-It-All: Alfresco
For more than 20 years, Alfresco has been designing the most luxurious open-air restaurant-inspired kitchen appliances on the market. That collection includes the Artisan Pizza Oven, a sleek, stainless steel workhorse of a pizza cooker that can also bake, roast, and iron-skillet sear thanks to versatile temperature controls and smart design that distributes heat evenly.
- Tool: Pizza Oven Cart
Could there be anything better than a mobile pizza oven? Snag one of these carts to help manage your outdoor setup when counter space is limited—no full kitchen required.
- Trick: Efficiency
The Artisan Pizza Oven preheats up to 800 degrees in just 15 minutes for on-the-fly Neopolitan goodness.
- Tip: Inspiration
Want to make your pizza oven a focal point of your outdoor kitchen? Check out Alfresco’s “Concepts Library" page for design ideas and detailed renderings to help you plan.