Wood Fired Ovens
Wood Ovens have been around for 3,000 years or more. The shape evolved in Egypt and around the Mediterranean and was independently developed by the Turkish people of the Balkans to become the standard shape in Europe. Excavations at Pompeii show that the Romans had been using this basic cooking method for a long time.
Al Forno Wood-fired Ovens
Back in the early 1950's Italian Ernesto Di Fiore began designing and constructing prefabricated modular pizza ovens in his factory near Cupra Marittima on the Adriatic coast. Today after 50 years experience and three generations, the Di Fiore family still produces one of the finest designed and constructed wood-fired oven range available. Appreciated around the world, synonymous with quality and economy, their wood ovens contribute to the fame of the true Italian pizza.
The clever modular design enables our range of Wood Ovens to be installed almost anywhere - your back garden, hard to access sites, into existing buildings. This means an end to clumsy and costly installation issues associated with placing already built up wood ovens - no need for expensive and hazardous heavy lifting equipment.
In addition, Al Forno wood-fired ovens can be constructed in a dramatically shorter time (usually 1 to 1.5 days) allowing you more time to enjoy it. You can still have the experience of 'building' your own wood oven but avoid all those problems that come with bad design and the hidden costs of building from scratch. All too often you hear " I'm going to build a wood oven this summer". Didn't you hear that last summer? Just get on with the easy build of our modular range and begin to enjoy one right now with the confidence of getting it right.
Al Forno wood-fired ovens are made from top quality modern refractory material giving them the density requirements and ability to absorb and store heat energy, radiating it back into the oven dome. The design, the dense thick walls, the internal dome dimensions, the modern insulation materials we use and the oven venting gives the Al Forno Wood Oven a very high level of energy efficiency. These are serious wood-fired ovens that you can depend on.