The DeliVita pizza oven makes more than pizza, but we think pizza is the best place to start if you want to experience the benefits of wood-fired cooking. There’s no electricity, gas, or complicated set-up—just a robust interior made from Italian volcanic clay, which retains high levels of heat and absorbs the aromas and seasoning of what you cook in it. Unlike similar pizza ovens, it’s not just the base that’s a pizza stone, but the entire inside, which hyper-concentrates the heat and flavour.
Why should I buy a DeliVita pizza oven?
DeliVita pizza ovens are essentially mini versions of what you may find in an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. It is not powered by gas and doesn't have many frills: Just a robust interior of Italian volcanic clay, which retains extremely high levels of heat and absorbs the aromas and seasoning of what you cook in it. This results in an inimitable, 100% authentic wood-fired taste.
How do DeliVita pizza ovens work?
To cook in the DeliVita wood-fired oven, all you need to do is position few kindling logs around an eco firelighter, then light it. Then, add split logs, push the fire to the back of the oven with a DeliVita Oven Brush or DeliVita Prod & Blow, and within 30 minutes, it is ready to cook pizza and beyond.
How heavy is the DeliVita pizza stove?
The DeliVita is one of the most portable pizza ovens around, since there's no need to connect it to another fuel source. It weighs 30kg—not particularly light, but not so heavy you cannot transport it to a friend's house or an outdoor space that allows it. (The Fold Away Oven Stand comes in handy here.) It measures 65cm x 59cm wide (about the size of a small dining table), with a height of 35cm.
What are the must-have DeliVita accessories for my pizza oven?
No matter what you're making in the DeliVita, you'll need a Prod & Blow to move the logs in the oven and Oven Brush to sweep the ashes for cleaning. We offer these as part of all of our DeliVita sets. If you're using the oven to make pizza, the Pizza Peel and Pizza Turner are essential for handling dough in the hot oven. For cooking meat, seafood, and vegetables, we recommend the Black Iron Dish, perfectly sized for the oven and built to handle high heat, and Fired Cookbook, as it provides an excellent baseline for creativity. The All-Weather Cover is also essential if you want to store the DeliVita oven outside.
Which pizza oven set is right for me?
Pizzaiolo Collection: Our favourite, featuring everything you need to make and serve authentic Neapolitan pizza, like a pizza peel and mezzaluna pizza cutter, among others. It also includes essentials like kindling wood, an oven brush for cleaning, and more. We think making pizza is the best way to familiarise yourself with the DeliVita and gain confidence in cooking with wood fire. It’s a great, collaborative way to bring family and friends together, letting them choose their own toppings and try their hand at turning a pizza in the oven. Buy pizza oven and set here.
Wood-Fired Collection: Wood-fired cooking has infinite possibilities. Michelin-starred London restaurant BRAT, for example, uses their wood-fired oven for whole fish, Basque cheesecake, and so much more. This set includes essentials and well as accessories like an oven door that lets you bake, roast, and smoke food. If you’re more interested in cooking meat, seafood and vegetables with wood-fire than pizza, this one’s for you. It also includes a cookbook designed for the DeliVita, with recipes ranging from paella to pudding. It’s an excellent springboard for ideas you can adapt for future family recipes. Buy pizza oven and set here.
Complete Collection: Everything from the two sets above, plus a fold away stainless steel stand—the ideal platform for a DeliVita, designed to store wood and accessories as you cook, and a long-range thermometer that lets you measure the precise heat of the oven. If you want to hit the ground running with the DeliVita oven, this kit has everything you need for success in pizza-making and feasts entirely cooked in wood fire. Buy pizza oven and set here.
Can I use the DeliVita indoors?
The DeliVita is very much an outdoor pizza oven, and should never be used in enclosed spaces. The only instance where we'd recommend using it indoors is if you have a chimney system. In that case, you can purchase the DeliVita Chimney attachment, which fits onto the front of the oven, to direct the smoke outdoors.
How much is a pizza oven?
On its own, the DeliVita pizza oven is £1,395. However, it is highly recommended to purchase the pizza oven as part of a set, as the accompanying accessories are custom-designed for use with the DeliVita.
For a more details, see our DeliVita pizza oven review here.