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Restaurateur Spotlight – Father and Daughter Duo Thrive at Giannina’s Pizza and Catering

May 30, 2019

Born in Sicily, and raised on his grandparents’ farm and vineyard, Salvatore Cicciarella grew up surrounded by hard work, good food, and strong family ties. At 77, with over 50 years in pizzerias and restaurants, he still shares those values with his daughter, Giovanna (Gio), as they work side by side in their business, Giannina’s Pizza and Catering. Salvatore makes the dough daily and Gio is the pizzaiolo and owner.... Read More

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Helpful Hints for Planning Your New Pizza Oven Build

Apr 29, 2019

For many people, a pizza oven is a big investment of time and resources that will provide their family or company with years of delicious food and happy memories. At Forno Bravo, we want to make the planning and building process as seamless as possible. With 1,000s of customers using our ovens, we have a rich history of helping folks find and build the right oven. The following checklists will... Read More

Forno Bravo to Exhibit at the 2019 National Restaurant Association Show

Mar 29, 2019

This May, we’re taking our ovens on the road again. This time, we’re heading to the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL. The show is celebrating its 100th edition this year, and they are really ramping up the lineup to celebrate their Centennial. When and Where The show runs from May 18 – 21st, 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago and we will be there showing off ovens and hosting... Read More

Showing Off the 2019 Show Ovens

Mar 29, 2019

This year, the stars of the Forno Bravo 2019 International Pizza Expo booth were a dashing Napoli120 with a powerful new burner, and the sleek, new, Viaggio100 Mobile Drop-in refractory pizza oven. Napoli120 Takes Center Stage The Napoli is a centerpiece oven that is meant to be seen. The team created a bold, custom tile design for the Napoli120 to shine a spotlight on several different logo styles and patterns... Read More

Forno Family Photo Album – Unique Oven Installs

Nov 19, 2018

Our staff loves working closely with customers to ensure that the oven they select is the perfect fit for their needs.  In the process, customers become friends, as they share stories about their families, cooking styles, and inspirations with us. We would like to share some of these stories with you too! Casa2G90 Modular Oven Kit – Stucco – Cindy B. – Folsom, CA Cindy B. of Folsom, CA created... Read More

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Classes, Classes, and More Classes at the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy

Oct 19, 2018

Chefs Leo Spizzirri and Anthony Iannoni opened the North American Pizza and Culinary Academy (NAPCA) just outside of Chicago this past year. Their goal and dream is to bring high quality, international culinary education, pizzaiolo training, general cooking classes, and a whole lot of fun with food to the Midwest and beyond! Pizza Courses On one end of the spectrum, its all about pizza. NAPCA hosts one, three, and five-day... Read More

Customer Pizza Oven Photos

More from the Family Photo Album — Customer Spotlights

Sep 10, 2018

Last month, we had so much fun creating a Family Photo Album of customer ovens, testimonials, and stories that we decided to do it again and spotlight even more owners. We really are blessed to have so many passionate folks to choose from! If you would like to share photos and your story with us and the larger wood fired community, just use our easy Share Tool here. This time,... Read More

Tri-Pic of Roma Pizza Oven

Small’s Family Farm — Taking a Roma on the Road

Sep 10, 2018

Small’s Family Farm has been a farming staple in the valley of Walla Walla, Washington for five generations. The family prides itself on using sustainable farming practices with a view to the long-term health of the land. They produce and mill a high-quality, all-purpose flour, and also a high-protein bread flour (15.7% protein.) The bread flour is specially made from red spring wheat, and is fantastic for pizza dough and... Read More

Soft Pretzel

Oktoberfest Wood Fired Pretzels

Sep 05, 2018

Served with stone ground mustard or a dip of smooth cheese sauce, who doesn’t love old world, soft German pretzels! This recipe is perfect for Oktoberfest and the fall season! We received it courtesy of guest chef, Anthony LaRocco, of Anthony’s Rustic Crust. He and his wife Debbie, run a mobile wood fired pizza concessionaire in Florida. As with most baking, measuring by weight is more accurate and yields more consistent results... Read More

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