If you’ve ever been to an Italian pizzeria, it's quite likely you've caught a glimpse of a Pizzaioli cooking in their wood-burning pizza oven. In fact, Tony Gemignani, a 13 Time World Pizza Champion recently published a book titled The Pizza Bible that quickly became one of the most sought-after books of 2021.
If you haven't caught on, let us give you the heads up: wood-fired pizza ovens are "in". What's not to love about them?
Wood-fired pizza ovens allow you to cook restaurant-quality pizzas and so much more, in the comfort of your home, regardless of whether the pizzeria down the street is open or closed.
As the technology matures, the gap between commercial wood-burning pizza ovens and residential wood-burning pizza ovens continues to narrow. Don't get us wrong, a wood-fired pizza oven for your home will never replace a celebratory night out with friends and family at your local pizza joint, but it goes a long way in showing you how close you can get to achieving the same flavor in the comforts of your outdoor kitchen.
With its meteoric rise in popularity and a growing outdoor pizza oven market, the number of companies producing wood-fired pizza ovens has increased. More options mean more competition for the manufacturers, but it's also led to a drop in cost for the average consumer.
With so many options, it can be overwhelming to decide which one is right for you. Here at Pro Pizza Ovens, our goal is to educate our customers on their options. This thoughtful guidance aims to provide a detailed overview of the best wood-fired pizza ovens available in 2022.
New to the world of wood-fired pizza ovens? Read our in-depth Wood Fired Pizza Oven Buying Guide to learn everything there is to know about choosing the best oven for you!
The Alfa Allegro Wood Fired Pizza Oven is our most popular wood-fired pizza oven, delivering a truly Italian build with a large cooking surface area and unmatched wood-fired experience, and our selection for the best outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.
The Allegro is an authentic, Italian pizza oven. Just like a Ferrari sitting in a showroom, you can instantly see the high attention to detail used in every aspect of the build of this oven. From the malleted, stainless steel exterior, to the thick lava brick-refractory cement floor tiles, to the precision laser engraved “Alfa Forni '' on its side. You will feel the air of Italian quality before it even hits your doorstep.
When it comes to performance, the heat-up time is fast. Typically up and cooking Neapolitan style pizzas in 25-30 minutes. That’s blazing speed considering the cooking surface area is large enough to cook up to five 10” pizzas at a time! All while staying very fuel-efficient thanks to its 3 cm thick floor tiles and high-grade stainless steel exterior with ceramic fiber insulation build. Insulation is important, especially when it comes to your wallet. You don’t want an oven that takes a tree to heat up and burns you out bringing in wood every week.
Starting at $4,399, the Alfa Allegro Wood Fired Pizza Oven is one of the best outdoor wood-fired pizza ovens under $5,000, and our top pick for the best outdoor wood-fired pizza oven.
Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven Reviews
Alfa Allegro Wood Fired Pizza Oven
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"We purchased the Yellow Alpha Allegro pizza oven for our outdoor kitchen, and not only is it awesome to look at, it makes cooking fun! Making pizza at home is now an event!! Highly recommend!" – Kim M. Verified Buyer
When looking for a portable wood fired pizza oven, you will want to explore options that are light and can be set up and taken down easily and quickly.
The Authentic Pizza Ovens Maximus Arena Pizza Oven is a great option. It’s one of our most travel-friendly options and our selection of best portable wood-fired pizza ovens for sale.
The Authentic Pizza Ovens Maximus Arena oven is built using a unique, stainless steel barrel design. This design helps to maximize cooking surface area while keeping the oven light enough to load in the back of your truck or hatchback.
When it comes to heat up times, this oven can get you up and cooking pizzas within 30 minutes thanks to its additional layer of rock wool insulation and refractory cement floor tiles. It’s the combination of these two aspects that make it a no-brainer in this category. Oftentimes, portable oven manufacturers will use cheap, clay floor tiles (a horrible insulator) and a thin, stainless steel body with no insulation to make their ovens cheaper. That cheap oven will heat up faster, but it won’t hold the heat and causes more headaches than necessary. Remember, you get what you pay for.
It’s also good to note that included with the Maximus Arena is a stainless steel chimney and cap with a damper to regulate heat. Add in the built-in thermometer and you have everything you need in a portable oven all in one package.
An optional item you may want to consider to enhance your cooking experience is this 3-Piece Piece Pizza Peel Set. This will ensure you have all the tools you need to get cooking once it’s delivered.
Starting at $1,750, the Authentic Pizza Ovens Maximus Arena Oven is one of the best portable wood-fired pizza ovens under $2,000, and our top pick for best portable wood-fired pizza ovens.
Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Reviews
Authentic Pizza Ovens Maximus Arena Wood Fired Pizza Oven
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"We had to wait several months as it was on backorder, BUT.....it was well worth the wait! The quality is second to none. Those Portuguese people really know how to make a pizza oven. Very easy to use too (I wish I would have purchased the larger version) although it cooks pizza in less than 3 minutes a litttle more space would have been good. My kids are teenagers and love to have friends over to make pizzas. Glad I made the purchase" – Corey F. Verified Buyer
When we say "diy" wood fired pizza oven kit, it is important to note that we are not referring to the quality of the pizza oven or your need to build it from the first brick, rather we are referring to the pizza oven’s flexibility in installation and how it is relatively affordable compared to other, more complete pizza ovens.
At a price of $2,899, the Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 DIY Pizza Oven Kit is a high-quality and flexible build-out option for more custom designs and/or budget-conscious customers, and is our choice as the Best Wood Fired Pizza Oven DIY Kit.
This American Made kit comes with everything you need to install your oven including the three-piece pizza oven dome and hearth, thick insulating floorboards, ceramic fiber insulating blanket, decorative and durable door, infrared thermometer temperature gun, necessary cooking tools, and some venting hardware.
The three-piece dome and hearth (the most important pieces of this kit) are made out of a proprietary refractory cement and stainless steel blend built to last and prevent cracking. You’ll see fewer cracks than traditional brick pizza ovens, while still witnessing Chicago Brick Ovens's trademarked “Flame Roll” technology in action. Resulting in a durable pizza oven that cooks incredible pies, and is fun to watch at night after the day is done.
With so many features for under $3,000, the Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 DIY Pizza Oven Kit is a great value to let your imagination run wild, and our recommendation for Best Wood Fired Pizza Oven Kit For The Money.
DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven Kit Reviews
Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 DIY Pizza Oven Kit
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "We researched ovens for over a year and there was no doubt that CBO made the finest product available. We wanted our oven to be the focal point of our lakeside retreat and it exceeded our expectations. We entertain on a weekly basis and our CBO 750 is always lit! We literally cook everything in our oven and love doing appetizers through dessert . . all in the oven! We also love the flame roll at night . . . .captivating!" – Tim H. Verified Buyer
The Authentic Pizza Ovens Premium Pizzaioli Oven is our most popular traditional wood-fired pizza oven, delivering a truly Portuguese build and unmatched cooking experience, and our selection for the best brick wood-fired pizza oven.
This oven is hand-built, brick by brick, by a family of artisans just north of Lisbon, Portugal in a very similar way their forefathers, and their forefathers’ forefathers built them many centuries ago. Triple insulated, and like a tank!
With that being said, this oven does have a modern take to make it “premium”. The door and built-in chimney have been upgraded with rust-proof hardware to withstand even the harshest of climates. We have customers as far north as Canada and as far south as Miami who happily boast these ovens.
In addition to the upgraded hardware, and unmatched old-school build quality, this oven has a built-in thermometer and two high-heat Portuguese-style baking dishes included. Something not all ovens have and are harder to find than you’d think!
Starting at $3895, you simply will not find another traditional wood-fired pizza oven at this price point that still embodies the time-tested quality of centuries-old brick ovens, which is why it is our choice as the Best Brick Wood Fired Pizza Oven for your home.
It is important to note that most wood-fired pizza ovens can be installed indoors as long as it is properly ventilated and meets your local municipality's laws and regulations.
With that being said, we’ve seen a lot of success and gathered great customer feedback from those who purchased the Alfa 4 Pizze Wood Fired Pizza Oven, and that’s why we’re voting it as the best indoor wood-fired pizza oven for sale.
The Alfa 4 Pizze Pizza Oven is an authentic, Italian pizza oven. Uniquely designed, and handcrafted by one of the premier stainless steel oven manufacturers in the world, Alfa Forni. This oven just screams Italian craftsmanship. From the smooth, stainless steel copper exterior, to the durable lava brick-refractory cement floor tiles, to the precision laser engraved “Alfa Forni '' on its side. Your friends will liken it to you placing an Alfa Romeo in your home that also cooks pizzas.
When it comes to performance, the heat-up time is lightning fast. Within 25-30 minutes you'll be up and cooking Neapolitan-style pizzas. That’s blazing speed considering the cooking surface area is large enough to cook up to four 10” pizzas at a time! All while staying very fuel-efficient thanks to its 3 cm thick floor tiles and high-grade stainless steel exterior with ceramic fiber insulation build. Insulation is important, especially when used indoors. You don’t want your room unnecessarily heating up and having to constantly bring in wood to keep the fire burning.
Starting at $3,399, the Alfa 4 Pizze Wood Fired Pizza Oven is one of the best indoor wood-fired pizza ovens under $4,000 and is our top pick for the best indoor wood-fired pizza oven.
Indoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven Reviews
Alfa 4 Pizze Countertop Wood Fired Pizza Oven
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ "Pizza oven is well made, solid. Came packaged well. It works great. Gets up to temp in 20 to 30 minutes. Pizza cooks in about 2 minutes. Very professional results. We will use it a lot because we can cook and eat outside plus it is fun and quick. Easy to clean too. Great investment for our family." – Robin A. Verified Buyer
The Forno Venetzia Torino 300 Mobile Oven is ideal for those that will be using their oven in a shared space, and our selection for the best wood-fired pizza oven on wheels.
Whether your area is the backyard, outdoor kitchen, or a patio you share with your BBQ grill, this mobile pizza oven is perfect for those that need their entertaining area cleaned up after use. Everything about the Forno Venetzia Torino 300 is thoughtfully built. With its nicely tucked-away prep space on a high-quality, stainless steel base, this oven can be put up and taken away in minutes thanks to its durable caster wheels.
The oven itself is the Forno Venetzia Torino 200. The countertop version of this oven but stiffly attached to the mobile base. That means you get that truly, Italian-made wood-fired pizza oven with the same build quality you’d expect from an Italian company. And without the worry of corners being cut to fit an oven on the base.
Focus on the oven first, then the base. That's how it should be.
When comparing this oven to others in its class the main thing that makes this oven stand out is the large cooking surface area. Coming in at 32" X 24" of cooking surface area, you can easily fit up to three 10" pizzas at one time. The perfect amount of space to have all your dishes done at the same time while entertaining friends and family.
Remember when I said I've never had someone call in wishing they had purchased a smaller oven? This is the size oven most people who like to entertain or have a large family end up choosing when I speak with them.
One thing to note, this oven (like most other brands) does not come with cooking tools or a cover. At a minimum, you should get a peel set and cover to ensure you can get up and cooking once your oven arrives AND it’s protected from the elements. Make sure to always protect your investment!
Priced at $3,899.99, you will be hard-pressed to find another Italian setup that is designed specifically for moving around backyards as the Forno Venetzia Torino 300 Mobile Oven, which is why it is our choice as the Best Wood Fired Pizza Oven on Wheels.
Wood Fired Pizza Oven on Wheels Reviews
Forno Venetzia Torino 300 Mobile Wood Fired Pizza Oven
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"Love our pizza oven! Took a bit to assemble and a few string guys to get onto the cart…but now we are just loving it!" – Laurie M. Verified Buyer
The Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 Tailgater is our most popular pizza oven on a trailer, delivering a full suspension ride and unmatched cooking experience, and our selection for the best wood-fired pizza oven trailer for 2022.
This complete setup is built around the highly reviewed Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 Wood Fired Pizza Oven - a top choice of 90% of all our small business customers who run food trucks, catering businesses, restaurants, wineries, and breweries.
The Tailgater itself is made out of a single axle aluminum trailer that is custom-built exclusively for Chicago Brick Oven. You can’t get this trailer anywhere else. It’s light, yet durable. Able to hook up to a 2” trailer ball hitch and smoothly ride away behind any vehicle that has a towing capacity rated to handle 1,100 lbs.. It’s simple… that’s how we like it.
In addition to the trailer itself, the Chicago Brick Oven CBO 750 Tailgater has a large storage area built just beneath the oven with easy access from the rear. It’s in this 44” X 22” X 46” storage area where you can keep all the wood you need to cook for a full day (or two) as well as the tools to get the job done. Did we mention the tools are included too? It just gets better and better.
And this setup is fully customizable in regards to paint job and/or graphics. Starting a small business and want a blue oven instead of copper? No problem. Want your logo put on there too? Why not! If you have customization requests prior to purchase, just contact us and we can get you a quote.
Starting at $9,899, you simply will not find another wood-fired pizza oven trailer at this price point that features a manufacturer-approved trailer system with an oven as high quality and built to last as the CBO 750 with all the necessary cooking tools included, which is why it is our choice as the Best Wood Fired Pizza Oven Trailer.
Wood Fired Pizza Oven Trailer Reviews
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"We have had the Chicago Brick Oven Tailgater for almost two years and can’t tell you how happy we are with the performance and the mobility! The ability to cook for our friends in the Chicago Suburbs one night and have it at our farm in Central IL the next night is awesome. If you want to buy one oven, buy Chicago Brick Oven." – Robert B. Verified Buyer
Have Questions? Ask Our Team of Wood Fired Pizza Oven Experts.
This guide is intended to help you become familiar with wood-fired pizza ovens. We realize however that it may not provide every answer that you're specifically looking for. If you have any questions or need some help in choosing which wood-fired pizza oven is right for you just give us a call at 877-486-4335. You can also reach us via email at Support@ProPizzaOvens.com. Our team of experts are knowledgeable and ready to help with any and all of your questions.
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