Looking for pizza oven tables to create an authentic Italian experience in your own backyard? This guide will help you find one that's right for you.
Setting up your cooking station requires a sturdy table with lots of surface space to work with – and you can't go wrong with pull-out drawers and side hooks for all your utensils. Storage-wise, you'll also need somewhere to put your propane tank, wood pellets or other types of fuel your pizza oven might need. Tables with in-built shelves can be really useful here.
It's also worth considering the size of the area where the table will be placed most of the time. If your outdoor space isn't too big, why not go for a foldable pizza oven table? Many are fitted with wheels, too. Just check these wheels can be locked to properly hold your pizza oven in place – and you're good to go!
Support your pizza oven in style with these smart pizza oven tables
An outdoor cooking area, such as a pizza oven station, makes a wonderful addition to any garden, whether it’s for casual alfresco dining or entertaining guests.
'The good news is that it’s a really easy concept to achieve even in the smallest of outdoor spaces,' explains Grant Robertson, Interior Design Leader at Ikea.
'As well as looking good, it needs to be practical, so it’s important to consider what you’ll need to make it a success.'
1. Specialist pizza oven tables
While it's certainly possible to use a multitude of different surfaces, countertops and structures, many people choose to go with a specialist, purpose-built pizza oven table, as it takes out all the guesswork of finding the right fit.
'The first thing you want to confirm is that the table can accommodate your pizza oven,' says Brian Nagele, CEO of Restaurant Clicks. He comments that having the dimensions of your oven with you before purchasing can make all the difference.
'Your pizza oven may be portable, but if it can’t fit on your oven table, you’ll have to search for some other stand at the last minute!'
Other useful additions include racks for holding tools, space for storing logs, pull-out trays for prep, and modular designs to create a fully-functional outdoor kitchen.
'If you have the space on your patio, my advice would be to go for a pizza oven table that is big enough to include a food prep area to one side of the oven,' says Beth Murton, editor of Gardeningetc. 'It can be really useful to have your pizza topping ingredients close to hand, plus you'll appreciate having a space where you can slice up your freshly cooked pizza for guests.'
The customization options are seemingly endless with this Ooni table: add hooks for hanging your utensils, protect your patio or outdoor tiles with some rubberized feet, and even widen your cooking space with additional tables that slot seamlessly together with a purchasable connection kit.
We love the flexible setup and elegant aesthetic of the Gozney Dome Stand. There's plenty of storage space thanks to the two bamboo shelves in the table itself, along with two winged shelves on either side of the oven's intended spot, and four sturdy wheels at the base.
This solid steel flat-top table from NUUK is more than able to hold all kinds of pizza-making paraphernalia. It even features a handy retractable tray that’s perfect for rolling out your dough and prepping pizzas before they make it into the oven.
5. Steel pizza oven tables
Stainless-steel pizza oven tables are a great choice if you're a fan of a more industrial look. Steel is also one of the most commonly used pizza oven table materials: it can resist extreme heat, is highly durable and its heaviness is even an advantage.
With any outdoor pizza oven ideas, you can come up against inclement weather. 'If a sudden gust of wind blows your pizza oven, that could cause a fire hazard,' says Brian Nagele. 'The more sturdy your table, the less likely for this to happen because it will be able to withstand the elements.'
The black frame and stainless-steel surface of this kitchen island are both versatile and weatherproof enough to take pride of place outdoors. As part of the Grillskär series, it's easy to add more pieces to your setup too – handy if you need more prep room or even a sink.
This practical and stylish island is an invaluable base for cooking up a feast outdoors. The two cupboards below are suited for crockery and fuel storage, and there's hanging space for tools, too.
A minimalist shelving unit can easily be utilized as a pizza oven table, like this understated set from Ikea. The muted beige coating covers a galvanized steel frame, making these shelves able to withstand a pizza oven's weight.
9. Pizza oven tables on wheels for flexibility
If portability is important to you, Milo Cruz, CMO of Legend Cookware, suggests getting a pizza oven table that has wheels for easy maneuverability. 'Just make sure that you choose one with lockable castors to keep your pizza station secure and minimize the risk of accidents,' Milo adds.
Grant Robertson points out that plenty of surface space is a must to make cooking and serving up your chosen pizza oven recipes stress-free, too. 'A simple freestanding table or trolley, ideally at a similar height to your cooking equipment, will do the job nicely,' Grant says, adding that a trolley is ideal, as it can be moved from an inside kitchen to an outside station very easily.
'Having a portable pizza oven table can be really useful if you like to cook in different areas of your garden, or you simply want more flexibility for your pizza party nights,' says Beth Murton. 'In winter, I like to bring our pizza oven closer to the house to a more sheltered location so that we can prep pizzas inside and then cook outdoors. Having a pizza table on wheels would make it much easier to do this, rather than having to lift and carry a table down the garden.'
This beautiful NUUK table can be rolled from indoor to outdoor on its four 3in castors, and is easily controlled by the two pull handles at the front. We're particularly fans of the heavy-duty tank holder on one side, plus the steel wire middle shelf for all your accessories.
Ooni's wheelable carbon steel table is compatible with all their pizza ovens, and glides effortlessly around on four castors – two of which are lockable. You can adjust the height of the two inner shelves, and even add on a dedicated pizza topping station.
13. Folding pizza oven tables
'When looking for a pizza table, it pays to ensure that the option you choose is robust, heat-proof and that storage is practical, so that you can keep tools and ingredients within easy reach,' says Nadia McCowan Hill at Wayfair.
For small gardens and patios, Nadia suggests opting for a foldable option. They are a cinch to set up, clean, and transport, and can be easily stored away, meaning they take up less room than you might think.
A concertina-style folding mechanism takes this three-tiered table down to a fraction of its original width, and it can even be clamped flat for storage. As it's made from stainless steel, the cart is resistant to rust and corrosion, and rolls easily on castors.
This sleek, stainless-steel design easily folds down to save space when not in use. There are five side hooks for tools and a handy bottom tray, and we like the brushed finish. It's easy to clean, too – simply wipe with a damp cloth.
This foldable cart features a black frame and a rustic wooden butcher's block-style counter that fits in beautifully with your outdoor decor. Best of all, it folds and unfolds in just ten seconds.
Freelance writer and author Flora Baker is a keen amateur gardener and houseplant enthusiast. Her small garden in South London is a constant work in progress as she gets to grips with snail prevention, DIY trellises and what to plant in shady spots overrun with ivy.
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