Pizza Oven

Forno Bravo Pizza Oven Components

Dec 22, 2023

At Forno Bravo, our high-end oven cores and components drive outstanding baking performance. We trust these components so much that we use the exact same elements in our DIY oven kits and our fully assembled pizza ovens. In this “Back to Basics” overview, we’re going to pull back the curtain, and provide a quick review of the elements that make Forno Bravo pizza ovens great! *Please note, Forno Bravo offers... Read More

More Fabulous Photos from the Forno Bravo 2023 Photo Contest

Nov 30, 2023

With so many wonderful entries from our recent Forno Bravo Photo Contest, we couldn’t stop sharing at just the top 3! (Click here to see the winning entries) Keep scrolling to see more spotlights on these beautiful wood and gas fired pizza ovens builds, and some of the delicious food that has been made in them. These owners are really passionate about their ovens! You can read the fun stories... Read More

2023 Social Media Contest Winners

Jul 31, 2023

Congratulations to the 3 winners of our 2023 Social Media Photo Contest, who will share over $500 in cash and prizes! Thank you also to everyone who posted and shared photos of your ovens as part of the contest. We had many wonderful entries and the winners were chosen by random drawing from the eligible entries.  Part of the fun of wood fired cooking is the communal aspect — sharing... Read More

Tips for Building Unique Bases and Countertops for Pizza Ovens

Jun 28, 2023

Brick and refractory pizza ovens are hefty creations. It is critical to have a strong foundation and base or countertop in your installation, but these critical support systems can also be functional and beautiful too.  In this blog, we are going to showcase several unique styles of bases to inspire your pizza oven build or outdoor kitchen upgrade. A few key things to remember before we dive into our samples–... Read More

Firing Up the Flavor at 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA

May 31, 2023

Introducing 1440 Multiversity. This unique center is a nonprofit immersive and online learning destination nestled in the heart of the California Redwoods. The Mission The center hosts both large and small group events, leadership training, classes, retreats, yoga, and private dining experiences served family-style, among their many choices. They are located in Scotts Valley, just outside of Santa Cruz, CA. Their outreaches also include offering supportive programs free of charge... Read More

5 Custom Outdoor Kitchen Designs with Pizza Ovens

Apr 27, 2023

Cooking, dining, and entertaining in an outdoor kitchen is a beautiful (and popular) way to enjoy food, nature, and people. If you’re thinking about adding an outdoor kitchen to your home, there are many different designs and styles to choose from. In this blog, we’ll explore five custom outdoor kitchen designs to inspire you. They all include a wood fired oven as a featured element. So, whether you’re a pizza... Read More

Masons at work

How to Find Masons For Your Outdoor Kitchen Project

Feb 09, 2023

When our customers opt to build their own DIY brick pizza oven or use one of our Forno Bravo modular pizza oven kits, they often choose to work with masonry professionals to help with installation and finishing. Even when our customers buy a fully-assembled pizza oven, masons will frequently be hired to help build the full outdoor kitchen, or the stone countertop or base where the oven is placed.  While... Read More

10 Problems to Avoid When Installing a Residential Wood Fired Oven

Dec 20, 2022

Installing a Forno Bravo wood fired oven is always exciting. Once it’s installed and ready to go, there’s just one thing left to do…fire it up, cure it, and get cooking! But like all design projects and home installations, there are pitfalls and problems that are worth dodging with awareness and planning.  Here are 10 problems to avoid when installing a wood fired oven.  1: Unsuitable Location or Too Little... Read More

man-pizza-peel in wood fired oven

Primavera Wood Fired Feast

Dec 09, 2022

Paul Lessard is cooking up a storm in his custom-colored Primavera70! Check out his story and sample photos of his delicious creations here. Wood Fired Inspirations Currently hailing from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Paul shared, “I’m sure I was Italian in my previous life! Since traveling to Italy many times, and especially, our latest Tuscany family bike and wine trip in 2017 at a restored 500-year-old farmhouse, complete with a Forno... Read More


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