Al Fresco Pizza Ovens

Testimonials

Gather your family and friends and enjoy an authentic wood fired pizza oven experience.  Our ovens are locally manufactured and of the highest quality!

Our Happy Clients!

"Thanks Alex for my amazing oven! Absolutely love it and the professional manner you handled my custom made order. I will be spreading the word to all my friends and family because I am truly impressed!"
Suvana Singh
"We have just purchased the Pizza Oven and are really pleased at the stylish look and variety of dishes that you can prepare. We got great service when ordering and got the courier to deliver the next day. Thank You!"
Nolene Potgieter
"Ons kannie genoeg kry v ons oond nie!!! Pizza is al vervolmaak, broodjies, osstert, soet pampoen…. noem dit!! Hierdie naweek gaan ons ʼn bees-stowe oornag insit…. reg vir die sondagmaal!! Dankie tog vir die termostaat wat my mooi help!!"
JHermina Warschkuhl
"Dankie Alex vir jou uitstekende diens. Ons love ons pizza oondjie."
Bianca Cleghorn
"Alex and the Al Fresco team, Thank you for a most awesome oven. Our 1st Pizza was truly Bella Figura… Grazie Mille!!"
Graham Montgomery
"Die pizza oond vat nie baie spasie nie. Staan op sy eie stand. Mooi vir die oog. Maak die perfekte pizza."
Wilma Nel
"Received my El Grande the week before Xmas and have hardly used the conventional oven since, great pizzas, bread, roasts and looking forward to a long slow roast this weekend. Best Xmas present ever!"
Daniel Reddie
"Fantastiese oond…ek het een gekoop en is baie beindruk!"
Douwe de Jong
"That’s ovens that a special and quality, its gud I lyk them!!"
Caston Guwa
"When we decided to revamp our kitchen we knew we wanted to add a pizza oven but was afraid it might cost too much and be too difficult to build/install. We discovered the Alfresco wood burning oven and it was exactly the right price. We received awesome and personal service but it didn’t stop there… The oven is more than just a pizza oven. We have successfully prepared a wide variety of dishes like escargot, grilled chicken, snook, leg of pork and of course extremely delicious pizza. We have even made malva pudding! We actively look for opportunities to use the oven and are never disappointed with the results!"
Lionel Redelinghuys
"Life is about choices and indeed I have made the correct choice and the research done gave the perfect outcome. I bought the Grande oven, good and neat, fits in for the perfect get together with family and friends. Quality materials used in the manufacturing. Amazing support from Alex even after hours and this product and the seller deserves 5 stars plus. Can't wait to fire up this oven."
Mike Luus
"Baie dankie Alex … ek het nog nooit sulke goeie diens ontvang nie. Puik produk, ek is nog groen in die pizza maak maar die oond maak dit als maklik en 'n plesier. Die oond is kwaliteit en mooi op die oog. Aflewering is puik gedoen en op tyd. Nogmaals Baie dankie."
Johan Barnard
"Best investment for home entertainment. Absolutely love the Lamb shanks as well as the pizza! It really does cook to perfection!"
Annalize

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have 3 different sizes of standard ovens, we do not customize the design. We can however customize the exterior finishing.

Our designs are suitable for home entertainment or small restaurants.

All ovens are made from high aluminate refractory materials.

  1. Al Fresco Magnifique – 880mm (W) x 770mm (d) x 600mm (h) and weighs 75kg
  2. Al Fresco Grande – 970mm (W) x 920mm (d) x 700mm (h) and weighs 120kg
  3. Al Fresco Festivo – 1100mm (W) x 1030mm (d) x 750mm (h) and weighs 150kg

All ovens can be used outdoors with a standard 800mm chimney or can be installed indoors with an extended stainless steel chimney.

The only precaution will be to have the chimney sealed and insulated properly where it is installed through the roof.

Approximately 45 min, but depends on the hardness of the wood.

Anything, from pizza to meat dishes, potjie, lasagne to baking your own bread.

Outside of oven can be repainted annually to maintain the finish.

Ovens are sold and delivered as a complete unit and do not require installation unless it is being built inside with chimney extension. Special installations will be quoted upon request.

Yes, we provide instructions for use and recipes for the ovens. Also, maintenance is done on request.

Nationwide delivery.

We have 3 different models of wood-burning pizza ovens to cater for all different needs and affordability. From entertaining family and friends at home to catering for guests at your lodge or small restaurant.

All oven sets come complete with a door, stainless steel chimney with choke valve and swivel rain cap. Stainless steel pizza lifter and a steel coal rake set is also included, everything you need to start baking your own delicious homemade wood-fired pizzas!

You can have the oven built indoors with an extended chimney or it can be used outside on either an existing base, or we also offer mobile stands for our wood-burning pizza ovens as an optional accessory. The Grande and Festivo models come standard with a built-in tempered glass thermometer.

Wood-fired ovens have a long legacy in the world of cooking and are about more than just perfect pizza. Almost any recipe can be adapted. Discover a multitude of dishes that you can create with this gourmet appliance while spending quality time with friends and loved ones.

 

It should only take three to four minutes in a wood-fired pizza oven because of the high temperatures. Our pizza ovens are designed so that the entire pizza gets the heat evenly and is cooked at a very high temperature, which doesn’t happen in an ordinary oven.

Italian pizza ovens are also called masonry ovens.

Wood-fired pizza tastes better because the high heat and woodsmoke add a unique flavour and texture. The bottom of the crust cooks very quickly, giving it a delicious flavour and promptly seals in the moisture from the sauce so the crust does not become soggy.

The best woods to burn in your pizza oven in South Africa are hardwoods such as leadwood, oak, alder, maple, and birch. However, with Al Fresco Pizza Ovens’ exceptional heat retention, our ovens use much less wood.

Yes, you can cook a store-bought pizza in your Al Fresco pizza oven. However, try to steer clear from using frozen pizzas as the excess steam might keep the crust from becoming crispy.

Pizza ovens are better than a regular ovens for cooking pizzas. Pizza ovens generate more heat than home ovens, and they have a stone deck, which holds that heat.

The most important factors when cooking your pizza in a pizza oven is temperature and time. Make sure your pizza oven reaches optimal heat and do not cook your pizza any longer than necessary.

  • Roasted vegetables.
  • Baked or grilled fish.
  • Slow cooked meats.
  • Flamed ribeye steak.
  • Smoked and barbecued meats.
  • Jacket potatoes.
  • Freshly baked bread loaves.
  • Focaccia and flatbreads.

Using your Al Fresco Pizza Ovens pizza peel, place your pizza on the oven floor, right next to the fire. Be sure to keep an eye on your pizza as it cooks. Your pizza is done when the cheese is melted, and the edges are golden brown.

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