Building the Wood-Fired Pizza Oven at Mangia La Pizza

pizza oven
A Mugnaini Valoriani commercial wood burning oven was delivered in pieces and assembled on site. The oven's naturally quarried cotto refrattario from Tuscany now is concealed by insulation and tile facing.

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Base and Oven Floor Tiles:
oven base     Left: the 800-pound base

Right: base ready for floor tiles

Below: oven floor tiles
  oven base
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Next up - The Dome:
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Insulation and stainless steel enclosure complete the oven assembly:
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Fire and Test:
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