Looking to holiday in your own back garden this year? Either way, there’s one thing you absolutely need to take your summer to the next level - an outdoor pizza oven.

Outdoor ovens are soaring in popularity lately, as more and more of us want that taste of al fresco life without having to wait for our next getaway! Pizza ovens allow us to bring a little piece of the Mediterranean right to our doorstep, spending the day relaxing, hand making our own dough and staying warm by the flames long into the evening.

Are you sold? We certainly are! So, to help you find the perfect oven for your garden this year, we have put together a guide to some of our best outdoor pizza ovens for all needs.

What is the Best Outdoor Pizza Oven?

Quality is key when choosing an outdoor pizza oven that is worth your investment. While budget ovens are available, they will likely struggle to get up to temperature quickly enough if they are not well-insulated and efficient. If your pizza oven can't reach at least 400°C, you won't be able to achieve that crispy base with a soft centre that makes wood fired pizza so special.

There are some other things to bear in mind too, such as size and how many people you want to be able to cater for. The best outdoor pizza ovens not only have a pizza stone, but can also be used for roasting, smoking, baking and more!

So, without further ado, here are our top picks - from small and stylish to big traditional brick ovens...

The Best Outdoor Pizza Oven for Style

Morso Forno Outdoor Pizza Oven

Morso Forno Outdoor Oven

Price: Starts from £999.00 without a flue. The correct flue pipe can be added at an additional cost, along with any cooking tools, smoking tools, a matching Morso stand and a cover.

Material: Double-coated cast iron

Is a flue needed?: Yes

What makes it the best?

The award-winning Morso Forno outdoor pizza oven is a stunning addition to any garden. As one of the best-selling products from this top end Danish lifestyle brand, the Forno’s sleek and compact design really makes it a pizza oven for modern gardens.

Inside, the Morso offers exceptional cooking abilities. The double-coated cast iron provides excellent heat retention, so along with cooking authentic pizzas, you can also use it to bake bread, roast meat, fish and vegetables or even use it as a grill. To transform your Morso pizza oven into a smoker, you can choose to add on the Morso smoke keeper and oven door to your order, so when the temperature begins to cool you can easily switch to cooking succulent and smoky meats in an instant.

Watch the Morso Forno pizza oven in action here!

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The Best Tabletop Pizza Oven

DeliVita Pizza Oven

DeliVita Pizza Oven

Price: £1,195 for the oven only. Various bundles are also available with additional accessories to get you up and running quickly and easily.

Material: Fibreglass and stainless steel shell with clay internal oven

Flue needed?: No

What makes it the best?

If you have been researching the best outdoor pizza ovens anywhere else, you are sure to have already come across the fantastic DeliVita pizza oven. This compact yet high-performance pizza oven really is an oven for modern times, boasting an iconic design, incredible versatility and easy usage.

Weighing just under 30kg, this top rated tabletop pizza oven can easily be positioned on any surface sturdy enough to support it, whether you want it in your garden, on your patio or on your apartment balcony - it really can suit all lifestyles. Every DeliVita oven is handmade to perfection right here in the UK in Yorkshire and comes with a 5 year guarantee, so you know it will last.

Available in a choice of six colours, this oven is sure to become a staple in any home, especially when you get it fired up and ready to cook in just 25 minutes! Cook pizzas in 90 seconds, along with meats, fish and any other woodfired feasts you can think of.

Find out more about it in the video below...

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The Best Authentic Outdoor Pizza Oven

Royal Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Royal Wood Fired Pizza Oven

Price: Starts from £849.95 - extras such as a stone base, flue pipe, cooking tool kit and oven cover are also available

Material: Clay oven with mortar, rock and cork insulation

Is a flue needed?: Yes

What makes it the best?

If you want a show stopping outdoor pizza oven in your garden, the Royal Wood Fired Pizza Oven is easily the best option for you! It boasts a beautiful traditional wood fired oven design, complete with 5 layers of insulation in the dome, allowing you to heat it up quickly and efficiently while also retaining high temperatures for as long as possible.

Each and every one of these pizza ovens are handmade, adding to the wonderful sense of authenticity this oven offers. The classic white dome design is just what you expect of a traditional outdoor oven, while the inside offers an exceptional cooking environment. On the clay base you can not only cook pizzas to perfection, but also cook delicious ‘low and slow’ cuisine, along with roasting, smoking, baking and grilling. There’s so much this fantastic pizza oven can achieve, so get ready to host some seriously impressive garden parties this season!

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