Choosing a Commercial Pizza Oven for Your Restaurant

Are you a restaurant owner or a food service professional looking to buy your first or upgrade your existing commercial pizza oven? Making the right choice for your business can be overwhelming considering the options available—but don’t fret!

We’ll help you navigate through the different types of commercial pizza ovens, their features, and how to select the best commercial pizza oven for your specific business needs. Get ready to take your pizza game to new heights as we demystify the world of commercial pizza ovens and help you choose an oven that works for you, both literally and metaphorically.

Five Factors to Consider When Choosing a Commercial Pizza Oven

There’s a lot that goes into choosing the perfect pizza oven for your commercial space. With decades of experience helping restaurant owners pick the perfect ovens for their businesses, here are the five top factors you need to consider before making your choice:

1. Size

Commercial pizza ovens are available in various sizes, and selecting the right size is crucial for meeting the demands of your restaurant. Consider factors such as your anticipated pizza production volume at peak hours while also keeping your available kitchen space in mind.

Choosing an oven that matches your output requirements will ensure your restaurant runs smoothly and maintains an efficient workflow.

2. Available Floor Space

Before purchasing a commercial pizza oven, evaluate your kitchen’s available floor space. Ensure that you have enough room to accommodate the oven, along with any other necessary equipment, without overcrowding the workspace. Proper placement and ventilation are important for safe operation and employee comfort.

3. Pizza Oven Capacity

Evaluate the volume of pizzas your restaurant plans to produce, particularly during peak hours. It’s essential to choose a pizza oven with the capacity to handle your anticipated demand. Bigger ovens can handle high volumes and are ideal for busy establishments, while smaller ovens may be suitable for lower production levels.

4. Material

Commercial pizza ovens are designed using various materials such as brick, ceramic, or stainless steel. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of each material.

Brick and ceramic ovens offer excellent heat retention and impart a unique flavor to pizzas, while stainless steel ovens are durable and easy to clean and provide consistent cooking results. Choose a material that aligns with your desired cooking style, maintenance preferences, and longevity expectations.

5. Cooking Time

Different types of commercial pizza ovens offer varying cooking times. Conveyor belt ovens, for example, provide rapid cooking at high temperatures, making them ideal for busy establishments. On the other hand, wood-fired ovens offer a slower cooking process, perfect for achieving a traditional, artisanal taste.

When deciding on the pizza oven that’s right for you, consider how long you’re willing to cook your pizzas, as well as whether your chosen oven fits your menu and the experience you’re offering diners.

The Perfect Pizza Oven for Your Restaurant

Vulcano Commercial Wood-Fired Oven from Fontana Forni in a outdoor style restaurant

At Fontana Forni, we have the perfect restaurant pizza oven for every food business and establishment.

Food Truck

Fontana Forni’s range of countertop pizza ovens offers a compact, portable solution that’s perfect for food trucks, thanks to its small size, how easy it is to transport, and its ability to produce mouthwateringly good pizzas. Each countertop oven in our collection also features temperature controls and is designed for efficient fuel consumption, making them an excellent choice for mobile pizza businesses.

Small Restaurant

Fontana Forni’s Vulcano Commercial Wood-Fired Oven is a top choice for a smaller restaurant looking to produce artisanal pizzas for a smaller crowd. Able to cook four 12" and one 10" pizza at a time, the Vulcano’s compact size doesn’t at all diminish its ability to produce food at commercial rates.

Large, Full-Scale Restaurant

Our Fontana Forni Prometeo Commercial Wood-Fired Oven is excellent for big, busy restaurants looking to create traditional, artisanal pizzas. Fitting eight twelve-inch pizzas at a time, this high-volume oven was designed with durability and efficiency in mind. Reaching 750 degrees Fahrenheit in just 30 minutes, the Prometeo is the ultimate choice for restaurants that want to maintain their classic taste while boosting efficiency and productivity alike.

Why Choose Fontana Forni?

Fontana Forni’s wide range of commercial pizza ovens is designed to meet the needs of any restaurant, from food trucks to large, full-scale operations. Our ovens feature superior materials, advanced technology, and excellent temperature control, resulting in delicious and consistent pizzas every time.

Visit our website today to explore our collection of commercial pizza ovens and find the perfect fit for your business.