Pizza is everyone’s favourite sharing food. Its popularity hardly needs extolling. Who can resist a hot cheesy triangle? Give the local takeout place the night off and make your own pie right in your backyard. A pizza oven is the ultimate outdoor appliance, whether wood-fired or gas-operated. Keep scrolling and salivating.
Life of Pie
In this backyard oasis seen on Celebrity IOU actor Justin Hartley of This Is Us Fame surprised his friend with the ultimate alfresco arrangement. A barbecue and a pizza oven. Bonus! Be sure to tour the entire space to see the dining area under the pergola and the pool!
High temperature, smoky flavour and delicious fresh pizza in under five minutes. Sold! This converter slips into a sleek black PizzaQue Deluxe Kettle Grill and uses charcoal as its main heat source. Read all the details here. Can you smell the pie?
Zoned for ‘Za
Go beyond utilitarian by incorporating the pizza oven right into your backyard design. In this scenic set-up from Backyard Builds, the team created zones for eating, lounging and baking. Toss a pizza in the elegant white oven and it’s done in a flash. The powder-coated dividers are both decorative and sturdy, so they won’t blow over in harsh weather.
The Gaucho grill – the unit with the carnivalesque wheel – is for the true barbecue enthusiast. Enjoy the sound of crackling fire, aromatic smoke and sizzling meat off the wood-fire grill in this Argentinian-style appliance. Or you could just slide a pizza into that amazing oven. And it all comes neatly packaged in Kalamazoo Gourmet’s charcoal and white Arcadia series cabinetry, available in 250 colour combinations.
People in small spaces deserve to eat homemade pizza, too. That’s where the Ooni Koda Portable Pizza Oven comes in. The compact contraption (that looks like a friendly alien has landed on your balcony) fires out pizza in 60 seconds. Gas-operated, this little dude can reach 500 degrees F (translation: blistering Neapolitan-style pizza can be yours in a flash).
Jennifer Rothbury of Crack the Shutters has extraordinary style (seriously, check out her Instagram) that extends to her bucolic backyard. Meet Big Bertha, the family’s hunky pizza oven. Built out of a pizza kit – a company sent the bricks, the dome and the rest of it – her husband assembled everything (while she hopefully enjoyed a beverage on the sidelines). There’s a process on how the pizza oven came together on her Instagram page. How dreamy does it look next to that very happy clematis?
Here’s an idea: build your outdoor living space around your pizza oven. Won’t your friends be jelly when they see the wicked oasis you have in your yard (give them a slice of pizza and they’ll get over it). It all starts with the orange beauty by Alfa Ovens. As the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-fired ovens, they produce pizza ovens in a range of hues from black to burgundy.
Pop this guy in the yard, slip in a yeasty disk of deliciousness and you’re on your way to happy town. This portable unit from Home Depot is great for camping, or just stay at home since we’re all so used to it. Place some colourful potted flowers in the yard for good measure.
Solely reserved for the serious pizza chef, we present the studly Bellagio 500 with the striking stainless steel flue. Designed and engineered in Northern Italy’s Bellagio, the oven features a 36×32-inch cooking surface, two gliding shelves for prep, a glass oven door with an oak handle and a commercial brick hearth.
Related: How to Make Homemade Pizza for Four
Crank up the heat on your outdoor kitchen design – pizza oven included, of course – with a sleek set-up. Durable and luxurious, Caesarstone’s new outdoor countertop collection, including Clearskies (shown), create a beautiful setting for those lazy summer meals. Suspended shelves loaded in greenery and slate floors hit a refined yet rustic note.