The best outdoor pizza ovens

You don’t have to be Jamie Oliver to justify a cheffy outside space, just add one of our best outdoor pizza ovens for al fresco awesomeness – bosh

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Sausages? Sure. Burgers? Why not. The classics are classics for a reason, but if you’re really looking to impress at your next summer get-together, you might want to consider one of our best outdoor pizza ovens rather than one of our best BBQs. Domestic pizza ovens are fuelled by either gas or wood, but for the most authentic taste, whether you like a thin and crispy Neapolitan or a Chicago-style pie, a wood-fired oven is the way to go. As such, all of our top picks use either logs or wood pellets.

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Aside from the fuel, one thing you may want to look out for is material. Traditional clay looks fantastic, so if you’re looking to get some serious Mediterranean vibes going with your aesthetic as well as your menu, it makes a wonderful choice. Our top choice, the Premier Wood Fired Pizza Oven from Wildon Home, looks rustic in clay, brick and cast iron, and is built to last, too.

If you can’t quite spare the space, the diminutive Morsø Forno Outdoor Oven makes a great bet for petite patios and decks, and is made from ultra-durable and weatherproof cast iron. Last but not least, there’s stainless steel, a great insulator that allows the oven to reach high temperatures without using loads of fuel.

The best outdoor pizza oven

1. Wildon Home Premier Wood Fired Pizza Oven

For a Sicilian feel, it doesn’t get better than traditional clay

Specifications
Best for: A focal point
Fuel: Wood
Material: Cast iron, clay, stainless steel
Dimensions: H130 x W100 x D100cm
Reasons to buy
+ Traditional design 

With naturally insulating clay and cork housing, a sturdy cast iron door and a durable stainless steel flue, this wood-fired pizza oven is exactly as rugged as it looks. Its superior heat retention means it’s great at cooking meats as well as pizza and bread, making it a versatile addition to the outdoor diner that can roast, smoke and grill as well as bake. Buyers at the helm of busy family households are sure to love that, unlike most metal options, the outside of the oven stays cool during use, too. 

Morsø Forno Outdoor Oven

2. Morsø Forno Outdoor Oven

Bake and grill without constraint in this miniature pizza oven

Specifications
Best for: Space-saving
Fuel: Wood
Material: Cast iron
Dimensions: H70 x W60cm
Reasons to buy
+ Great for small spaces 

This compact pizza oven just goes to show that you don’t need a lot of outside space to be a great open-air cook. Its elongated egg shape not only has a serious 1960s thing going on that all lovers of retro decor are sure to appreciate, its inside cavity also mimics the shape of traditional Italian stone ovens for an extra dose of authenticity. Its solid cast iron construction is both weatherproof and amazingly heat-retentive, and if you add a Tuscan Grill, you can sizzle up some steaks too, making this a space-sensitive and versatile option. 

Forno Allegro Nonno Lillo Wood Fired Pizza Oven

3. Forno Allegro Nonno Lillo Wood Fired Pizza Oven

An authentic Italian oven for pizza that tastes straight from Nonno’s kitchen

Specifications
Best for: Authenticity
Fuel: Wood
Material: Stainless steel, lava rock
Dimensions: L50 x W40cm
Reasons to buy
+ Compact tabletop design 

Authentic Italian cookery starts with authentic Italian ingredients, and this oven follows that same principle. Handmade in Italy using stainless steel for the housing and flue and natural volcanic lava rock for the oven base, it’s specially engineered to reach heat quickly and retain heat for longer. Once up to 300 degrees, around 10 minutes, its makers say it cooks a pizza in a minute – now that’s fast food we can get behind. Its tabletop design also means that so long as you have an outdoor surface to put it on, it won’t take up any more space. 

Uuni 3 Pizza Oven

4. Uuni 3 Pizza Oven

This Uuni oven is a great pal for BBQs at home and away

Specifications
Best for: Fast heating
Fuel: Wood pellets
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H24 x W35 x L64cm
Reasons to buy
+ Really quick to heat and cook 

Okay, so 'portable' and 'pizza oven' might not be the first phrases you’d think to put together, but then 'ham' and 'pineapple' might not be either, and look how that turned out. Kickstarter sensation the Uuni 3 Pizza Oven is a stroke of genius for those who don’t have much space to operate in, but love to cook from scratch. It looks gorgeous, and reviewers said it has the talent to back it up, with an insulated stainless steel body that allows the interior to get right up to temperature in a matter of minutes. 

Wilko BBQ Pizza Oven Grill and Smoker

5. Wilko BBQ Pizza Oven Grill and Smoker

Bake, grill and smoke with this does-all, goes-anywhere appliance

Specifications
Best for: Easy manoeuvring
Fuel: Wood
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H47 x W58 x D65cm
Reasons to buy
+ Practical alternative to built-in BBQ 

A pizza cooked in this clever oven is the very definition of a moveable feast, thanks to its super convenient wheeled design. Ideal for those who frequently entertain, its easily manoeuvrable design means that no matter how many people you have to fit in, you can still find a space for the oven, even if that happens to be next door’s deck. Once in situ it not only cooks pizzas but grills too, and can even be used to smoke meat or fish with the addition of a water pan. 

La Hacienda Multi-Function Outdoor Steel Pizza Garden Oven

6. La Hacienda Multi-Function Outdoor Steel Pizza Garden Oven

This wood oven has more functions than you can shake a rolling pin at

Specifications
Best for: 3-in-1
Fuel: Wood
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H157 x W51 x D38cm
Reasons to buy
+ All-in-one outdoor cooker 

If your barbecue’s in need of an upgrade, or you simply don’t have the space for two outdoor appliances, consider something like the La Hacienda Multi-Function Outdoor Steel Pizza Garden Oven. It’s a bit of a mouthful, but it’s indispensable for the adventurous outdoor chef thanks to its 3-in-1 capabilities. Even newbies can happily use it as a BBQ, a pizza oven, and a smoker thanks to ease-making features like dampers for smoking, an easy-clean stainless steel grill for burgers, sausages and kebabs, and a temperature gauge for getting it just right. 

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