The Bella portable wood fired pizza oven is one of Forno Bravo’s fully assembled outdoor pizza oven products. Bella ovens are available as portable pizza oven carts, can be installed on a countertop or used in mobile pizza oven trailers making it ideal for any outdoor kitchen.
Made from 304 stainless steel to Forno Bravo’s specifications, this product is an ultra-premium, pizza oven cart at a great price. More affordable and flexible than traditional refractory or brick ovens, this lightweight pizza oven is easily installed, no curing required and can be taken on a family vacation. Unlike our other products, the Bella portable pizza oven is imported, but manufactured to our specifications.
These wonderful pizza ovens heat up remarkably quick (10-30 minutes) and use less wood on average than a traditional brick oven. Best of all, you are going to love making Pizza Napoletana and hearth bread in your own wood fired oven.
With six models to choose from, ranging in size from 22″ cooking surface up to 40″, this portable wood fired pizza oven provides all the flexibility you need!
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How does a Bella portable wood fired pizza oven cook?
The Bella portable wood fired pizza oven cooks three ways, using heat reflection from the oven dome, heat conduction from the firebrick oven floor, and convection as the oven breaths in cold air and exhausts hot air through the vent. It’s a great way to cook.
Designed to use a “reflective” versus a “refractive” heating method, heat from the fire is immediately distributed inside the oven chamber from dome to floor allowing the oven to reach 800 degrees in 15 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the oven you choose, less time than it takes a brick oven, BBQ or charcoal grill.
The Bella cooking floor transfers heat to your web pizza dough and creates steam to let you make real Pizza Napoletana, complete with great blister marks and just the right amount of char. Our firebrick floor is designed to withstand the demands of high temperature baking, roasting and grilling, providing years of worry-free operation.
Also, it’s stainless steel construction means you don’t have to cure the pizza oven before use, unlike a refractory or brick oven. This means you don’t have to wait 5 days, but can cook pizza within an hour after you receive your pizza oven!
Click here if you want to read more about stainless steel pizza oven cooking techniques.
How is that different than brick oven cooking techniques?
Traditional refractory pizza ovens rely more on thermal mass and redistribution to heat up. This means the heat from the fire is first absorbed into the brick or refractory material until it saturates and then is redistributed inside the cooking chamber. For more about brick oven cooking techniques, you can click here.
For those who do a lot of retained heat cooking, bread baking or roasting of meats, the Bella portable wood fired pizza oven will make all the same foods, just a little slower (2 to 3 minutes instead of 90 seconds for Pizza Napoletana) and require more fire maintenance than a traditional brick oven.
Simply put, if you are entertaining small groups the Bella portable wood fired oven is more efficient than our other wood fired oven products. If you are entertaining large groups, than the Forno Bravo pizza ovens will be more efficient.
Think of it like a battery being charged, small batteries charge faster but have to be re-charged more often (steel pizza oven) where bigger batteries take longer to charge, but power your oven longer (brick oven).
So if I can cook anything, just differently, do you have any recipe ideas?
Yes, and we are constantly adding more. Our Bella guest chef Brigit Binns is a world renown author and culinary instructor and swears by her Grande 36 pizza oven. Cookbook Author Brigit has done many recipes for our community cookbook. She also owns and operates Refugio, a culinary school located in Paso Robles, California offering cooking classes using her Grande 36 portable wood fired pizza oven.
Check out this teaser of just what Brigit has been up too!
This Bella portable wood fired pizza oven can bake and roast better than a conventional oven, grill better than a charcoal or gas grill, and it has more capacity than a typical kettle grill, making the Bella portable wood fired pizza oven a great choice as your one outdoor kitchen cooking appliance. A Bella pizza oven that can do it all.
You can read Chef Brigit’s review here.
We invite you to submit a recipe in our community cookbook.
How do I decide between a stainless steel oven and traditional Forno Bravo pizza oven?
It depends on what is most important to you and your family, both are high quality pizza ovens. We suggest you do a simple steel oven versus brick oven Q&A to help you make the best decision for your outdoor kitchen or catering business.
I noticed the smaller Bella pizza ovens vent in the center, but the larger ones vent in the front, why is that?
The Nano and Medio Bella portable wood fired pizza ovens vent over the oven chamber and include a damper to control airflow and smoke in the oven chamber and flue. These ovens will cool down faster, are lighter, less expensive and take up less room for an outdoor kitchen with limited space. Ideal for town homes, condos or apartments that can’t fit a larger oven and need to move it inside when finished.
The Grande and Ultra Bella pizza ovens are premium front vented ovens with higher grade ceramic cooking floors. These wood fired ovens have the vent in front of the door like a traditional Italian brick oven allowing the oven to retain heat longer. The higher grade ceramic floor will get hotter, faster and re-charge quicker than their smaller cousins allowing much higher throughput for serious bakers and professional caterers.
Can I use a Bella Grande or Ultra oven for a mobile pizza business?
Absolutely, this is becoming a popular trend for several reasons:
- Lighter weight design makes mobile trailers less expensive to get your business started;
- Faster heat up times mean less pizza oven prep time before your event, ideal for shorter events in the 2 to 4 hour range allowing you to do more than one event per day;
- Pizza oven cart design can be rolled in and out of a trailer or flatbed truck allowing you to use it as a second pizza oven for those large festivals;
We suggest you take this Q&A before deciding between a refractory oven and a stainless steel pizza oven.
Can I enclose my Bella pizza oven or install it under a patio?
Yes, you can enclose your Bella wood fired pizza oven in a non-combustible housing such as brick, stone or cement board. You still need to allow for clearance to combustibles on the outside of your enclosure as if the Bella pizza oven was free standing to ensure the heat from the oven dissipates properly.
If you install your Bella pizza oven under a patio, then you will need to ask for an upgrade to UL103HT rated chimney flue, our technical support department can assist you in this custom option, including working up a price for the venting and roof flashing to provide a complete installation. For more about venting, you can read about it here.
Why is Bella stainless steel oven better than other steel pizza ovens?
Unlike other metal pizza ovens, the Bella portable wood fired pizza oven features all 304 stainless steel and continuous weld construction for years of high-temperature cooking, and rust-free operation.
The Bella wood fired oven cooking chamber utilizes ultra-premium 14-gauge 304 stainless steel to withstand the rigors of continuous 800ºF baking, while the oven trim, landing, and door all feature polished 304 stainless for good looks and durability.
Known world-wide as the best material for both cooking appliances and outdoor operation, 304 stainless costs more, but it’s worth it. Besides, your Bella pizza oven is going to be outside in the rain, snow and morning dew for years to come; you want it to look as good after a few winters as it does the day you buy it!
Like the best commercial pizza ovens designed for 24/7 use, the Bella portable wood fired pizza ovens use the same premium ceramic insulation Forno Bravo refractory pizza ovens use — which means the oven’s cooking chamber maintains 800ºF, while the metal outer enclosure is warm to the touch, but not quite as hot as a BBG or grill.
The Bella pizza oven cooking floor is the same high quality firebrick used on all Forno Bravo pizza ovens.
For family and party size cooking, the Bella portable wood fired pizza oven is a great choice.
How do I order a Bella wood fired pizza oven?
Bella portable wood fired pizza oven is available through the Forno Bravo on line store, the Bella Outdoor Living on line store, by calling us at 800-407-5119 during regular business hours or through many Bella Outdoor Living Dealers all for the same low price.
Bella pizza ovens are available for purchase in the United States and Canada and we offer free shipping in the 48 contiguous states. Canada, Alaska and Hawaii will incur additional fees for shipping, customs and taxes.
What can I expect when I receive my new Bella pizza oven?
The Bella portable wood fired pizza oven arrives in a single crate, the lightest (Nano 22) is 140 pounds crated and the heaviest (Ultra 40) crated weight is 548 pounds. Our freight carrier will call ahead to schedule a delivery with you. When your pizza oven arrives, the delivery truck will have a lift gate to lower the pizza oven crate to the ground for you. You should have a pallet jack or some help moving the oven into your outdoor kitchen area.
Assembling the pizza oven takes about 40 minutes with common screwdrivers. You will need a friend help you lift the pizza oven onto your cart or outdoor kitchen island, but that just means you feed them a pizza when you are done.
There is no curing required, so you can fire it right away!
So why a Bella portable wood fired pizza oven?
It’s one wood fired oven that can do it all. A Bella pizza oven can grill better than the best grill and bake and roast better than the best conventional oven. You can use terracotta bakeware, cedar planks, Tuscan grills, cast iron, enameled cast iron, paella pans, and a lot more. If you can cook it, you can make it better with a Bella portable wood fired pizza oven.
|Oven||Cooking Surface||Area (sq. in.)||Heat Up (min)||Pizzas (10")||Shop Now|
|Medio 24″ Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cart – Red||Cooking Surface: 24" x 20"||Area (sq. in.): 560||Heat Up (min): 15||Pizzas (10"): 2||$1,895|
|Medio 28″ Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cart – Red||Cooking Surface: 28" x 24"||Area (sq. in.): 752||Heat Up (min): 15||Pizzas (10"): 3||$2,295|
|Grande 32″ Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cart – Red||Cooking Surface: 32" x 24"||Area (sq. in.): 768||Heat Up (min): 15||Pizzas (10"): 4||$2,995|
|Grande 36″ Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cart – Red||Cooking Surface: 36" x 26"||Area (sq. in.): 936||Heat Up (min): 15||Pizzas (10"): 4 to 5||$3,495|
|Ultra 40″ Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven Cart – Red||Cooking Surface: 40" x 28"||Area (sq. in.): 1120||Heat Up (min): 15||Pizzas (10"): 4 to 6||$3,995|
Prices and Ordering
All ovens include the oven, door and thermometer.