Best pizza oven 2022: our top 10 outdoor ovens for tasty outdoor cooking

The Gardeningetc edit of the top 10 best pizza ovens to buy from Gozney, Woody, Ooni, and DeliVita

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If you like pizza then you are going to love our best pizza oven list. Making your own pizza is so rewarding and as with any home cooked foods, it tastes even better because it's made just to your liking. It will totally transform how you cook outdoors, too, since many of these outdoor ovens can also cook meat and fish dishes. They're such a good all-rounder, they make a brilliant addition to any outdoor space. 

You'll see from our Gardeningetc badges that we've had hands-on experience with some of the best pizza ovens in this guide. We've included the links so you can click-through to read the full reviews. Alternatively you may find that our write up is enough and you don't delay in heading over to a retailer. We wouldn't blame you since it's around this time of year that pizza ovens, as with the best BBQ (opens in new tab), see a surge in popularity as summer is just around the corner. 

All of the models featured in this guide are currently in stock and ready to be shipped out to you, but with the warmer weather now making a more regular appearance we don't expect them to hang around for long. Plus, the sooner you get your hands on your own pizza oven, the sooner you can start stretching out some dough yourselves.

Read on to see which wood-fired, multi-fuelled or electric pizza ovens made our shortlist.

The best pizza oven to buy in 2022:

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1. Ooni Fyra Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven

Best wood-fired pizza oven: tried, tested and loved by us

Specifications

Best for: Overall
Fuel: Wood fired
Materials: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H66 x W38 x D70cm

Reasons to buy

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Portable
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Fast – pizza in 60 seconds
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Great price

Reasons to avoid

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Has to be placed on a table or some sort of surface

We've tried and tested this Ooni Fyra Portable Outdoor Pizza Oven, and we only have good things to report back. Not only is it affordable, but it's also easy to use, it looks great, it's portable and obviously it makes incredible pizzas, too. It ticks all our boxes! Wood-fired, it can cook pizza dough – specifically a 12-inch size pizza – in just 60 seconds, and it's great for use when you have people over or several mouths to feed.

With a stainless-steel body, this pizza oven holds heat very well and it features a custom-designed fuel tray to allow maximum airflow. Easy to clean and great for all size gardens, it's lightweight, it has foldable legs and a detachable chimney and pellet hopper. Take it on staycations, to a friend's house or just leave it in your garden on your tabletop. 

What else do we love? You can also use it to cook meat, fish and vegetable dishes (see you later, big BBQ) and it has a letterbox-style opening to make it easy to check on your cooking pizza.

Gardeningetc rating 5/5 stars – read our full Ooni Fyra pizza oven review

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2. Woody Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Best pizza oven for value for money: a brilliant wood-fired pizza oven with a below-average cost

Specifications

Best for: Food fired cooking at a reasonable price
Fuel: Wood, pellets, charcoal
Material: Food grade stainless steel
Dimensions: H65 x W40 x D40 cm

Reasons to buy

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Affordable option
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Includes everything you need
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Makes delicious stonebaked pizza in 60 seconds

Reasons to avoid

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A bigger fire basket would be handy for kindling and charcoal

The Woody Wood Fired Pizza Oven can heat up to 480 degrees in just 20 minutes and cook your pizza in less than a minute. The design’s portable, although we did find it a little hefty in testing – you'll also need a tabletop to locate it on. The legs fold away and the chimney can also be removed to make it shorter. At 13kg it's also not the heaviest option out there.

While it is a wood fired pizza oven you can also use pellets and charcoal when cooking, making the Woody Wood Fired Pizza Oven a great versatile choice. The cooking process is quite high-maintenance because of the small fuel fire basket. This needs to be constantly stoked to keep temperatures consistent. 

Gardeningetc rating 4/5 stars

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3. Ooni Karu Outdoor Pizza Oven

Best multi-fuel pizza oven: use gas, charcoal or wood with this versatile pizza oven

Specifications

Best for: Versatility
Fuel: Wood fired and gas
Materials: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H40 x W77 x D80cm

Reasons to buy

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Cook with the convenience of gas
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Quick to heat up 
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Folds away for easy transportation
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Easy to use 

Reasons to avoid

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You need to pay extra for the gas attachment

The Ooni Fyra's big sister is the Ooni Karu, which is not only slightly larger but three times as versatile. You can use this pizza oven to slow cook with charcoal, create an authentic wood-fire pizza, and embrace the convenience of gas. 

The Karu is one of our tried-and-tested favourites, but its higher price tag means it's a little disappointing that the gas attachment doesn't come included. We found our gas-cooked pizzas were easier to control and therefore more evenly cooked, so it is a worthwhile investment in our books. 

In terms of ease of use, the Karu is as easy as it gets. Keep an eye on your pizza as it cooks and spin every 20 seconds or so for that perfectly cooked crust and bubbly mozzarella. Assembly is a breeze, so you can have it up and running in a matter of minutes. Like the Fyra, you can either buy a bespoke portable table for your Ooni to live on or place it on an existing surface in your garden. It weighs only 12kg, so it's perfectly portable. 

Gardeningetc rating 5/5 stars - read our full Ooni Karu pizza oven review

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4. Gozney Roccbox

Best looking pizza oven: safe to touch and available in a range of colors

Specifications

Best for: Looks
Fuel: Wood fired and gas
Materials: Stainless steel, silicone jacket
Dimensions: 57.5 x 45 x 51 centimetres

Reasons to buy

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Cook with the convenience of gas
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Folds away for easy transportation
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Available in a range of colors

Reasons to avoid

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It takes a long time to heat up

When we tried the Gozney Roccbox it seriously wowed us from the second we took it out of the box. We tried it in Green, and it is also available in a Grey silicone jacket. This keeps warm (but not hot) throughout cooking, so you can touch the pizza oven while cooking.

The fuel box is a little small for cooking with wood, and it also took a long time to come to heat - about 40 minutes. On gas it was a lot more reliable, and our pizza was fully cooked in just over a minute. 

While it is quite expensive, it does come with the gas burner included, which is often an add-on for alternative Ooni ovens. 

Gardeningetc rating 4.5/5 stars

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5. DeliVita Outdoor Pizza Oven

Best pizza oven for a quick pizza: this stylish wood-fired oven will cook a 12 inch pizza with authentic Italian taste in just 90 seconds

Specifications

Best for: Pizza aficionados
Fuel: Wood
Materials: Fibreglass and stainless steel
Dimensions: H35 x W59 x D65cm

Reasons to buy

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Chic design
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Will fit balconies and patios
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Choice of colours

Reasons to avoid

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Not a classic oven
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Expensive option

We really do love this pizza oven but that investment price tag has comfortably bought it to our number five spot. If you have the budget then this outdoor pizza oven would be so worth it.

It takes 25 minutes to get up to temperature (its maximum is 550ºC) and, once there, cooking a 12 inch pizza takes just 90 seconds. When testing we found that it was very easy to get the hang of the DeliVita, and we had perfect pizza after just a couple of tries. And although it might not have classic pizza oven looks, we think that’s more than compensated for by the fact that this design is small enough to fit into even a balcony garden. We did find it on the weighty side, though, at 30kg in total.

There’s a range of colours to choose from, including this vintage blue, plus chilli red, very black, olive green and hale grey, and you can pick from different bundles of tools and accessories with the oven.

Other things we love? You can keep it outside year round, and you can cooks steaks, fish and veggies in it, too.

Gardeningetc rating 4/5 stars – read our full DeliVita pizza oven review 

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6. Monster Shop Pizza Oven

Best multi-function pizza oven: can be used as a smoker and BBQ too

Specifications

Best for: The complete look, on a budget
Fuel: Charcoal
Material: Steel
Dimensions: H56 x W64 x D43cm

Reasons to buy

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Two ovens
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Comes on wheels
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Bakes bread, cake and more as well as pizza

Reasons to avoid

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Bulky design

The Monster Shop Pizza Oven Outdoor Grill gives you the complete pizza oven look, but on a budget. It comes with a pizza peel, cutter and stone for making perfect crispy pizzas, but because it’s charcoal-fuelled you can also use it as a grill or smoker. This pizza oven can make 12-inch pizzas and includes a bottom storage shelf to store accessories and utensils.

This pizza oven comes on wheels, which makes it portable enough for storing indoors and wheeling out when you’re in the mood for fresh pizza. It has a matte finish thanks to the black powder-coated exterior and it comes with an in-built temperature gauge and removable ash drawer for easy cleaning. 

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7. La Hacienda BBQ Pizza Oven

Best Amazon pizza oven: Prime members, check this pizza oven out!

Specifications

Best for: Amazon pick
Fuel: Gas or charcoal (from a BBQ)
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35 x 40 x 15cm

Reasons to buy

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Small
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Affordable
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Simple to use
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Easy to store
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Heats up fast
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Carry handles

Reasons to avoid

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You need a BBQ to use it
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Can only cook one pizza at a time

The La Hacienda BBQ Pizza Oven is our pick of the best pizza oven you can buy from Amazon. While it's not technically a pizza oven, more of a pizza oven attachment for your BBQ, it does do the job well. First of all, it heats up within 10 minutes after being placed on your gas or charcoal BBQ. And then there's the fact it's compact so easy to store and great for those with smaller gardens. It measures 15cm high, 40cm wide and 35cm deep – just enough to cook one pizza or two small ones.

Available in black or stainless steel and simple in features, it has an insulated stainless-steel housing for heat retention, and also a temperature gauge so you know when it's ready for your dough. With a removable stone base, it also boasts carry handles for when it comes to storing, and you needn't assemble it either – it arrives ready for use! 

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8. Ooni Pro Large Multi Fuel Outdoor Pizza Oven

Best pizza oven for flexibility: with heat up time 20 minutes and cooking time 60 seconds you’ll be turning out the margheritas and more for a crowd

Specifications

Best for: Quick cooking and flexibility
Fuel: Wood, charcoal, wood pellets or gas
Material: Stainless steel, cordierite stone
Dimensions: H79 x W49 x D74cm

Reasons to buy

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Cooks up to 16 inch pizzas
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Wide choice of fuels
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Portable
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Viewing window

Reasons to avoid

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Needs to be positioned on a tabletop

We like the flexibility of this pizza oven. It can be used with wood, charcoal, wood pellets or gas, although it’s the wood and charcoal burner it comes with and you’ll have to buy the gas burner if that’s your preferred fuel. It also gives you options when it comes to cooking. It will do you a delicious Italian-style pizza, of course, but also has room to cook large roasts, or fish, and can cook veggies or bake bread, too.

It gets up to 500ºC in just 20 minutes, which is super speedy, and pizzas of up to 16 inches in size take an amazingly quick 60 seconds. You can even spend the minute watching the cooking through the viewing window.

The design’s portable, so you can take it on day trips and staycations – you’ll just need a tabletop to locate it on.

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9. Dellonda Portable Wood-Fired Pizza Oven & Smoker

Best outdoor pizza oven for easy transportation: folds away for easy storage

Specifications

Best for: Portability
Fuel: Wood or charcoal
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: H74.5 x W44.2 x D82cm

Reasons to buy

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Pizza oven and smoker in one
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Easy to move around the garden 
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Built-in thermometer

Reasons to avoid

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Some may prefer a tabletop design to save space

The Dellonda Portable Wood-Fired Pizza Oven & Smoker has hinged legs and its chimney can be removed, meaning it's purpose built for taking out when you fancy a fresh pizza, and storing away when you're done. It comes with a pizza paddle and has a stone board inside for crisp bases and fast cooking. 

The built-in thermometer allows you to keep track of the optimum cooking temperature, and you can use wood or charcoal for pizza of smoking to achieve the perfect taste for your meal. 

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10. Oxford Barbecues Gourmet Pizza Oven

Best portable pizza oven: take this BBQ pizza oven on the go

Specifications

Best for: Portability
Fuel: Gas or charcoal BBQs
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 15cm

Reasons to buy

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Heated by your BBQ
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Inexpensive
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Arrives fully assembled

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't work without a BBQ

The Oxford Barbecues Gourmet Pizza Oven can be heated by a charcoal or gas BBQ, and its sturdy pizza stone underside will heat evenly for quick pizzas. It has a thermometer built into the stainless-steel body and the pizza stone base is removable. 

The oven heats rapidly in under ten minutes and can cook pizza just as fast as a traditional wood-fired oven. It's got carry handles for easy transportation, so you can take it on the go as you travel.

Some pizza ovens require assembly, but the Oxford Barbecues Gourmet Pizza Oven comes fully assembled and is ready for use straight out of the box.


Where to buy the best pizza ovens

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How to buy the best pizza oven

When you're looking to buy the best pizza oven for you and your home, there are a few factors which you'll need to consider.

Types of pizza ovens

There are permanent, fixed pizza ovens and there are portable versions, like many of the designs listed above. And then there are pizza ovens that straddle both categories - being rather heavy and cumbersome that they are portable in theory but would probably take two people to move.

Permanent ovens 

These are usually either integrated into your garden design, on a patio or as part of an outdoor kitchen. Trattoria-style, they are often (but not always) brick built, with a clay oven within. Clay tends to be the material of choice for pizza ovens thanks to its heat retention and conduction capabilities. You can also buy an oven like this without the outer finish, which you can then finish to suit your own style and garden design. Gozney’s Core pizza oven (opens in new tab) is an excellent example of this.

The not-so-portable ovens are large, clay cavity designs that can accommodate large pizza bases. These usually have a metal or fibreglass surround. 

Portable pizza ovens 

These are fast becoming the most popular type of pizza oven and include many of the buys on our list of best pizza ovens. Portable pizza ovens come in two styles. The first is BBQ-top style - these sit on the grill grates of a standard BBQ oven and the fire below heats up the clay or ceramic oven above. 

The other type of portable pizza oven stands on raised (and sometimes foldable) legs and cooks using wood pellets or gas or charcoal. Some can even cook with all three. The latter of the portable types is often more expensive, but a lot more versatile as you can use them anywhere, such as on your patio, on a camping trip or even at the beach.

Fuel types

Much like barbecues, choosing the fuel you cook with in your pizza oven is really down to personal preference. ‘Cooking with wood and wood pellets provides a fun experience that’s a little more elemental,’ suggests Arthur Bovino at pizza oven manufacturer Ooni.  ‘It offers the primal satisfaction of managing a fire to the right temperature, and provides that smoky scent you associate with the great outdoors. There’s also the convenience of being able to use real hardwood in a compact way.’ 

If you already own a gas BBQ and like the convenience it offers, you may prefer to have the same fuel option for your pizza oven. ‘Cooking with gas is super convenient,' adds Arthur. 'You turn a dial, flick the ignition, and you're good to go. Gas provides precise control and a cleaner burn with no ash or soot to contend with after cooking.’

Can’t decide on which to choose? Some models, like the Gozney Dome (opens in new tab) and the Ooni Karu (opens in new tab) and Ooni Pro (opens in new tab) are multi-fuel, which allow you to choose the fuel you want to use.

Build and materials

When buying a pizza oven you want something that is built to last. Look for an oven with a thick stone floor, at least 19mm thick. While you can pick up a generic pizza oven for a reasonable price at your local DIY store, you’re better off investing a little more money (or a lot, depending on your budget) on a brand that specialises in them. 

Brands like these will have spent a lot of time and money on developing the look and design of their pizza ovens, so not only will they look great, but they’ll have been built with quality materials that ensure years of use. 

Temperature gauge

You’re never going to get a good pizza if your oven isn’t hot enough. It will have a floppy base and take ages to cook. As it needs to reach at least 660˚F (350˚C) to cook a pizza, it helps to know at what point your oven is at the optimum temperature. It’s often a guessing game and one that you will get better at the more you use your pizza oven. But if you want to take the guesswork out of the equation, a built-in temperature gauge is a handy extra. If your pizza oven doesn’t have one, you can always invest in the best pizza oven accessories and buy a separate thermometer

Pizza oven sizes

Pizza ovens tend to be measured by the size of the pizza base that they can cook, rather than the exterior dimensions - these usually being either 12 inches or 16 inches. A 16 inch pizza oven is likely to be at least 25-30 inches wide, so make sure you have a big enough table or surface to house it if you're looking to go supersize. 

Don't forget, you can also cook a great deal more than pizza in a pizza oven, so if you want to be able to cook a wider range of dishes, you may want to go for a bigger pizza oven size. Head over to our guide on how to use a pizza oven for more top tips. 

How much does a pizza oven cost?

Expect to pay from £250 for a quality, portable pizza oven right up to £2,300 and even more for a permanent pizzeria-style brick and clay permanent wood-fired oven. There are cheaper models available but these can sometimes be a false economy as they may not be built to last.

Which is the best pizza oven?

To recap... the best pizza oven (in our opinion) is the Ooni Fyra portable pizza oven (opens in new tab). It heats up super quickly and will cook your preferred pizza in less than 60 seconds. It's great for small spaces and as the legs fold down it's also portable so you can take it with you on holiday or even on camping trips. It's also a great value price. We love it. 

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Millie Fender
Millie Fender

Millie is the Small Appliances and Cooking Editor on the Future Homes Ecommerce team. She has been writing for Gardeningetc since the beginning of 2021, covering all things barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits. A lover of al fresco dining, Millie is always on the hunt for the best barbecues and pizza ovens for entertaining friends and family. She is a firm believer that everyone should have their own herb garden, even if it's just on their kitchen windowsill.