The 10 Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens | Ultimate 2021 Guide

There’s nothing quite like a wood fired pizza. The perfectly crisp crust, melty cheese and smoky toppings aren’t only for dining out.

A great outdoor pizza oven can achieve the same results at home.

This list includes all of our favorites, both big and small, stationary and portable.

We even have a few professionals series options if you need something commercial. There’s an option for every budget and taste level and our top 3 are so good you can’t go wrong.

Final Sear

The Final Sear: The Bertello Wood Fire and Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven is my favorite outdoor pizza oven. Lighting up to a max of 900 degrees Fahrenheit, this thing is a beast. That is a lot of perfectly cooked pizza.

This list is a compilation of our favorites with a complete spec breakdown to help narrow the field.

The 10 Best Outdoor Pizza Ovens in 2021

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1. Bertello Wood Fire and Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven

This little pizza oven is a favorite for being compact, easy to use and for delivering up tasty pizza with a great wood-fired flavor baked into the crust.

The Bertello is a portable model and you can pretty much set it up anywhere. It’s also comparatively budget friendly so if you’re new to making your own pizza, you’re not over-committing on price.

Since this model is meant to be portable, the overall cooking surface is enough for one pizza pie at 12.5’’ wide x 13’5’’ deep. Max temp is 930 degrees so you can achieve a perfectly crisp crust that you just can’t get using a standard oven.

It includes a cordierite stone, a wood chip/pellet scoop, and a wood/charcoal/pellet tray. The Bertello is super versatile as it can be used with gas, charcoal or pellets. For gas, the burner attachment is an add-on, but if you regularly use a gas grill in your backyard, this is a nice way to make heat ups easy.  Wood and charcoal can be added in a little tray that pulls out the back.

This is a perfect starter pizza over for families or a top pick if you are looking for something that can accompany you on tailgates, camping or boating trips. It’s also a Shark Tank product, which is pretty fun.

2. Pizzacraft PC6000 Pizzeria Pronto Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

The Pizzacraft Pronto is another budget-friendly portable model designed to work with propane gas.

Not quite as versatile as the Bertello when it comes to fuel source, it is designed to be easy to use and transport and the gas hook up makes using it with propane you already have for your gas grill pretty hassle-free.

Components included with this model are a cordierite pizza stone, thermometer, electronic ignition, a gas hose for hooking up to propane and a standard regulator. It has a temperature capacity of over 700 degrees and can cook a full size pizza in about 5 minutes.

The design is innovative with a dome shape and inner shield designed to re-direct heat to ensure your toppings don’t cook faster than your crust, the vented lid creates a space for moisture to exit preventing sogginess and the built-in thermometer makes monitoring heat up fast and easy.

If gas is your preferred fuel method, this is a solid at-home option that is also ready to join you on your adventures away from your backyard.

3. Wood Fired Stainless Steel Artisan Pizza Oven or Grill

The only non-portable option in our top 3, this is a larger standing pizza oven and is perfect for the more serious pizza fan willing to invest in a bigger set-up.

This model from Thor is standalone and can be used indoors or outdoors. It has a lower cart and casters for easy maneuverability and a little storage while you’re cooking. The side rack includes tool hooks and the entire set-up is made of 430 stainless steel.

The total temperature range is 180 to 800 degrees with a rapid heat time and enough space to cook 2-3 pizzas at the same time.

This is a wood fueled model and comes equipped with a pizza stone, ash filter and easy clean removable ash tray, wire brush and broom for cleaning, a large pizza spatula, a turner and a pizza cutter. It has a front-mounted temperature gauge and a door on the actual oven so you can insulate and lock in the heat.

The max pizza size is larger than the portable models at a width of 20.75’’ diameter.

I appreciate that this model comes with all the tools and a thoughtful design to store them. It is the best choice if you’re ready for an upgraded experience and plan to regularly cook wood fired pizzas at home.

4. Ooni Koda Outdoor Pizza Oven

This little portable model is so fun and futuristic looking. It’s a great example of a modern pizza oven and is a nice pick if you’re hunting for something that can join you on your travels.

This is a gas model so it does need to be used outside. Its small size makes it convenient to heat up and only requires about 15 minutes to get up to temp, less than half the time of full size ovens.

Max pizza size for this model is about 13’’ and it can accommodate one pie at a time.

The built-in ignition makes start-ups quick and easy and it features an adjustable dial to set temps up to 932 degrees. Cook time is blazing fast at about 60 seconds for thinner crusts.

This is a sweet companion for tailgating and is a favorite for beach days.

5. RoccBox by Gozney Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

This pizza oven of the future is a favorite for smart design and ease of use.

It reaches the highest temp levels, maxing out at about 932 degrees and is capable of cooking a pizza in just 60 seconds.

The Roccbox includes a built-in thermometer, retractable legs and dual-fuel burners that detach for ease of transport and storage. It is also pretty versatile, able to be used with both gas and wood fuel sources based on how you feel like cooking.

The outer silicone casing is designed to keep the Roccbox cool to touch and safer when you’re cooking at super high temps. It also helps with the killer 86% heat retention Gozney is able to claim for this product.

This model comes with a dense pizza stone for perfectly crispy crusts and can accommodate a pizza up to about 12 inches. It’s also stylish and cool to look at and reminds me of something the Jetsons would have used.

6. ilFornino Professional Series Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Ok, pizza lovers. This is a big boy and designed for professional use. The price tag is pretty hefty, but if you’re looking for something you can use in a more commercial setting, this one is for you.

Overall construction is really striking, using top grade 430 stainless steel with a thicker gauge for max durability. It also uses 3 layers of high-density ceramic blanket insulation between double-walled steel to lock in heat, 5 x more than your standard pizza oven. Locally made fire bricks (to New York) are super durable and provide a beautiful cooking surface.

Heat-up is really fast for such a large model at just 22 minutes. Total capacity is 1007 square inches of cooking area, which is the equivalent of about 3 large pizza pies, or six small pies.

Fuel type is wood and the max temperature is around 700 degrees. It can be purchased with or without the lower cart.

7. Camp Chef Italia Artisan Pizza Oven

Camp Chef makes some of our favorite pellet and portable grills and this is a great example of a portable pizza oven from them.

Construction is stainless steel with a double-layered ceiling designed to enhance heating and heat retention. The micro-adjust knob gives you a great deal of temperature control and total output is about 17,000 BTUs per hour.

This is a gas-powered model and can hook up to any propane tank.

Max cooking size for your pizza is about 23’’ and the whole unit is hot and ready to cook within about 15 minutes. The max temperature gets up to 700 degrees.

8. Deeco DM-0039-IA-C Aztec Allure Cast Iron Pizza Oven Chiminea

This is a totally out there design, but offers a fun chiminea option if you also want the option to grill or toast marshmallows over an open flame.

This model from Deeco offers heavy duty cast-iron construction and a stainless steel grate for grilling. Insulation is fiberglass to lock in heat and it includes a removable rain lid for cooking in inclement weather and protection when not in use.

The max pizza size is about 14’’ in diameter and it also serves as an outdoor fireplace.

This model is a little more decorative than functional and doesn’t include an actual pizza stone for optimal heat conductivity.

9. Ooni 3 Outdoor Pizza Oven

Ooni is a favorite for high quality outdoor pizza ovens and we’re big fans of their portable model. This is a beautiful example of a larger option that is a top pick when you’re ready to upgrade.

The Ooni 3 model cooks pizzas in about 60 seconds and heats up to a max temp of 932 degrees in just 10 minutes, powered by energy-efficient wood pellets that are easy to source and store.

This model is lightweight with a larger chimney but still features full stainless steel construction and is portable if you want to move it around your outdoor space.

It comes with a custom designed cordierite stone baking board specially made to be durable and able to withstand the highest temps. Max pizza diameter is about 12 inches.

10. Ooni Pro Outdoor Pizza Oven

And if you’re ready to upgrade to the pro-level, we bring you the award-winning Ooni Pro.

This model has all our favorite features of the Ooni 3 and Koda while having a more insulated steel body and a larger profile able to accommodate pizzas up to 16’’ in diameter.

It also features the same fast 60 second cook time and about a 20 minute heat-up due to the larger surface area. It’s especially flexible, able to run on wood, charcoal, pellets and gas. Users also love it for roasting and searing their favorite cuts of meat and vegetables.

All of the Ooni models are solidly built and are top performers on this list. The one you choose should really depend on your size needs and price tag, especially if you’re just starting out.

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About the Author Craig Rinde

I am a grill freak! It's hard to pick my favorite thing to grill, but if I had to choose... it is still a tie between pork ribs and a juicy beef burger. I am currently grilling on a Weber S210(I live in a small space) but my dream grill is definitely a summit. Those things are bad ass. Anyways I would love to hear from you, leave a comment or question below!

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