web analytics
Modular v. prefab - Forno Bravo Forum: The Wood-Fired Oven Community


1 of 2 < >


Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum members.

As many may have noticed already, the Community Forum site was briefly down today. While working on scheduled routine maintenance, we encountered an error when trying to add a software update. As the site is now back up and running, some of you may notice that some recent data has been misplaced from November 10th up to today. We are currently working on resolving the issue. The forum has full operational capabilities and we encourage all forum members to continue actively posting in the threads.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this issue may have caused you. The Forno Bravo family values each and every member of our community. If you have any issues or concerns, please feel free to let us know on our issues thread here:


Thank you for understanding.
2 of 2 < >

Forno Bravo Forum Thread Message

Hello, Forno Bravo Community Forum Members!

The Forno Bravo team has heard the feedback in regards to the community forum. We wanted to take the time to re-enforce our commitment to a fully engaged Forum with professional moderation.

Our top priority as a company is to fix all forum errors and issues that you are experiencing. As we are swiftly working on these problems, we want to say that we highly value the Forum Bravo Community Forum and every single community forum member.

We have set up this thread so that every member can address any concerns, issues and questions about the forum. Please feel free to ask whatever you would like in regards to the forum; let us know what issues you are experiencing so we can work on resolving them as fast as possible. However, we stress that we would like constructive engagement, so please be specific about the issue you are experiencing.

Thank you for all of your patience and continued support.

Link to topic: http://www.fornobravo.com/community/...with-new-forum
See more
See less

Modular v. prefab

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Modular v. prefab

    I am having trouble with understanding which F.B. oven is best for my situation. I am wanting a commercial pizza oven for a restaurant. Some say that the modular retain heat better once built and that they are best. Others say the modena or pre-assembled are best for a restaurant. This oven will only be used for pizza so I guess for this the most important thing is high floor temp and retention. What oven would you buy?

  • #2
    Re: Modular v. prefab

    Two answers here. If I wanted convenience, speed of installation and guaranteed results, I'd definitely go for the Modena. If I wanted a hands on experience, and had the time for it, I'd go the modular route with a larger Ristorante model. With all the time constraints and hassles of putting a restaurant together, I think the Modena would be your best choice.

    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827


    • #3
      Re: Modular v. prefab

      I think Jim has it right. Both ovens will cook equally well. I met with a restaurant owner today who has a Pizza Napoletana restaurant in Anthens, Greece with a new Ristorante 160 that is cooking perfect 90 second pizzas and he's very happy. He claims his pizzaiolo says it's the best oven he has ever used -- holds high heat well, good heat retention, no hot/cold spots, etc.

      The trade-offs between the Modena and Ristorante are more practical in nature, rather than quality. The Modena is ready to go, fully-assembled, but you need forklift access to the kitchen. Still, you set it down, and you are ready to go. The Ristorante can be moved into the kitchen one piece at a time through a doorway, or even up stairs, where it can then be assembled. The "look" can also be more customized.

      I think it one of those "right tool for the job" situations, where your personal situation will probably lead you to the right choice. We thought about this a great deal when we decided to support both ovens. There are good reasons for both, and it depends on the individual. Either way, you will have a great oven that will cook great, hold heat great and last.
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces


      • #4
        Re: Modular v. prefab

        Thanks for the replies, I am glad to find out that it is a question of setting up differences, rather than quality of baking.