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The beauty of flames in a direct heat oven, for anyone who loves cooking with a professional approach at home.

The Fontana ovens, that exploit the direct heat technique, are highly specialised ovens resulting in very short lighting and pre-heating times, leading to a reduction in wood consumption.

Wood-fired ovens enhance the flavours of dishes, allowing for countless preparations, making them not just an oven for traditional Italian pizza, but a true ally for cooking at home.

Thanks to its sturdy, yet transportable and easy-to-use structure, this type of oven can be used on a variety of different occasions.


GIROFIAMMA is an exclusive technical solution by Fontana Forni that forces the heat generated by the combustion of wood to remain inside the cooking chamber for a longer time, having to travel a longer path that brings the heat to touch all the strategic points of the vault. The result is an oven that reaches the desired temperature in a shorter time, with a consumption of wood up to 80% lower than traditional ovens, but above all respecting the environment with less smoke emissions into the air.

Technological Design

Our unique and innovative cooking chamber, domed front-to-back and side-to-side, eliminates hot spots and ensures uniform heat distribution. Our proprietary exhaust design allows smoke to exit even when the door is closed for maximum heat retention and consistent cooking temperatures.

Gas or Wood?

Our ovens fueled with wood, heat up to cooking temperature within 20 minutes. Our wood-fired pizza ovens are both fuel efficient (up to 80% less wood consumption compared to a traditional oven) and portable. In nearly the same amount of time it takes to preheat, prepare, and cook a pizza using an indoor oven, you can experience authentic Italian-style brick oven pizza cooked in a Fontana oven right in your own backyard.

Our gas-fired pizza ovens are CE, ETL & CSA certified, which means they comply with rigorous North American and European safety standards. Fontana Forni gas-fired pizza ovens offer the same great features of our wood-fired pizza ovens but with the added convenience of gas. The Margherita Gas and Mangiafuoco Gas can be fueled using propane or natural gas (with a conversion kit). Since our gas pizza ovens don’t produce ash, they’re easy to maintain, with very little cleanup required.

100% Made in Fontana

Superior Materials & Construction over the top! Our consumer ovens are constructed using 2.5 millimeter 441 (interi-or) & 304 (exterior) stainless steel, 12 centimeter thick insulation, and corrosion-resistant, powder-coated metal. Many other brands use lighter, cheaper materials, lower-grade steel, and synthetic insulation, affecting heat retention and durability.

Further, Fontana uses all continuous solid-weld in the dome construction of each oven, not the spot welding or screws you may find in some other ovens, which will warp or break under duress of high temperatures. This technical solution allow us to offer to our customers a limited warranty of 6 years in the cooking chamber.

Furthermore, to allow a further guarantee of long life and reliability of the product, Fontana is the only company that provides a 6 mm thick steel-corten flame-hitter that protects the vault from the stresses of fire. We are proud to say, many of the first Fontana wood-fired ovens built in the late 1970’s are still in use to-day.


It allows you to enjoy a cooking style that is, at the same time, authentic and able to produce cook the best dishes in the world. A wood oven is much more than a pizza; as versatile as a conventional oven it can cook any type of food.

Standard equipment

The oven is equipped with internal lighting and a 12-volt ventilation system (transformer supplied);

The specialties

The ideal oven for those who want to cook pizza as in the best Neapolitan pizzerias but not only … Roasted, stewed, slow-cooking on the terracotta pot or on the cast iron cocotte. Without forgetting the grilled meat or the legendary fiorentina steak perfectly cooked thanks to the high temperature generated inside the vault of the oven that is not dispersed in the environment.

15 minutes

to reach the required temperature to cook pizza

2 minutes

To cook authentic Neapolitan pizza

220 degrees

the ideal temperature for cooking homemade bread

40 minutes

time for baking bread