Introduction to DeliVita Pizza Ovens

Restaurants that serve authentic Neapolitan pizza usually have a large, cylindrical wood-fired oven that seems impossible to overlook. Due to the ability of producing and maintaining extremely high temperatures in a dry environment, it can perform and fulfill three core functions that are not always possible with any other medium. It produces an oven spring and creates a crisp, charred crust while giving everything it cooks a distinctive, wood-fired flavor. The DeliVita Ovens fulfill each of these functions, and due to their size and user-friendly features, it takes only about 25 minutes to heat up, making it ideal for pizzaiolos and enthusiastic home cooks.

About DeliVita   

DeliVita is a British brand designed with purpose and passion—bringing the heart of Italy to your outdoor kitchen or living spaces! It was born out of a passion for authentic Italian cuisine and launched in 2016 by Joe Formisano. He said that having Italian heritage, food and family are at the heart of every occasion, especially pizza. Having perfected the perfect dough recipe, they couldn’t replicate the taste, flavor, and smell of true Italian cooking, and so the quest to recreate a true Italian experience began. DeliVita has designed and developed a stylish, portable, handcrafted, wood-fired oven, along with a range of purpose-made accessories.

Conventional ovens, gas,  and barbecues make decent enough pizza, but not pizza with the taste and texture that the founders recognized as Italian. These conventional mediums don’t get to the right temperature to cook the perfect pizza, and meats, fish, and veggies lack the unique flavors of wood-fired cooking. In addition, existing wood-fired ovens within the marketplace were generally too big, expensive, and slow to get to temperature.

The DeliVita portable pizza oven, which takes design cues from classic Roman ovens, combines cutting-edge manufacturing techniques with a stunning design. With its sleek, elegant design and appealing color options, the DeliVita pizza oven looks great in any outdoor living space, making it a genuine statement of quality and luxury. It cooks a wonderful crispy-base wood-fired pizza, flatbreads, salmon, garlic prawns, and pan-fried meats in roughly 90 seconds. 

Crafting a Perfect Pizza Oven

Fast, portable, and stylish—that's what DeliVita wanted with their ovens. The world, they realized, was missing something: a quality, handcrafted, wood-fired oven that not only cooked great pizza, but all our family favorites, meat, vegetables, and fish.

  • Compact and High-Performing Pizza Oven

The portable oven weighs 30kg—not exactly light, but not so heavy that you can’t transport it anywhere—perfect for carrying through any standard doorway and for any kitchen space. DeliVita ovens can be used outdoors and also indoors using their chimney accessory. 

  • Great Design

The DeliVita combines cutting-edge innovation with a beautifully crafted design. The exterior is made of modern fiberglass with a marine stainless steel frontage, while the interior is made of hand-crafted clay composite with a refractory stone base and high-tech insulation.

  • Heat Up and Cooking Time

With advice from manufacturing experts in Sheffield and opinionated family members, they created a pizza oven that requires no assembly and can heat up to 550 degrees in 25 minutes to reach optimal temperature.  It is also capable of cooking forty 12” pizzas every hour. Using minimal wood, the oven is also super energy efficient, with one less overhead.

  • No Fuss

The DeliVita ovens give optimum functionality with the least amount of hassle. They are lovingly assembled and sent to you by the person who made and built the oven. You just need to remove it from the box where it is cuddled up and set it down on any sturdy surface and get it ready to cure.

  • Incredibly Versatile 

It cooks meats, seafood, vegetables, bread, and, of course, excellent pizza with ease. It is incredibly flexible. Take the party anywhere with a tabletop, and portable oven and treat your loved ones to the real flavors of a wood-fired oven. A DeliVita oven offers countless possibilities!

From Gastropubs and their “Foodie Fridays” to Michelin-starred cuisine; featured by architects, landscape, and interior designers, desired by retailers, restaurateurs, and consumers. The DeliVita oven is enjoyed across the world by homeowners and top chefs alike.

A DeliVita oven makes sure the hosts never have to leave the party. While the inside of the oven is made of clay, the exterior is made of fiberglass. This composition, plus an insulated ‘blanket’ between the clay and fiberglass, prevents the oven’s exterior from being too hot to touch. It’s light and can sit on any sturdy table, so it can always be at the center of the event! DeliVita set out to create something that would allow you to enjoy the food you love the most with the people you love the most!  Celebrate food, celebrate life, and create your finest moment with DeliVita!

DeliVita Wood-Fired Pizza Oven

Exquisite design, perfect for smaller spaces! DeliVita Wood-Fired Pizza Oven is without a doubt one of the most fashionable pizza ovens available, and because of its modest, compact size, it is ideal for use on balconies and smaller patios where space is at a premium. This portable, restaurant-grade pizza oven from DeliVita is just what you need to impress your friends. This oven's versatility means it can also be used to cook other dishes. 

The classic clay lining of the DeliVita complements its contemporary design. The smoke from this unique pizza oven may be discharged without the need for a chimney.  Using the right wood in the back of the oven, the fire rolls over your food, and any smoke drifts out through the top of the oven door. The DeliVita oven has a completely waterproof shell so the exterior is resistant to hairline cracks. The cooking floor of the pizza oven is a one-piece solid engineered stone, raised to prevent heat transfer from oven to tabletop.  That means the oven base can be positioned on anything—sturdy enough to safely bear the oven weight. The mouth of this pizza oven is made from one piece of stainless steel which makes it easy to clean. 

Built with an insulated fiberglass shell exterior, hand-troweled clay interior walls, refractive stone cooking floor, and a brushed, marine stainless steel front, the Delivita Wood Fired Oven is handcrafted to the highest standards of craftsmanship and authenticity in Yorkshire England.  

DeliVita Pro (Dual Fuel)

The DeliVita Pro gives you more adaptability, freedom, and possibilities by reinventing the way you prepare food for your family and friends! It is the first dual-fuel oven and a sophisticated replica of the DeliVita classic wood-fired oven. It is more than twice the size of the original oven—weighing 135kg (298 lbs). The Pro can cook with the convenience of gas or with the flavors of a traditional wood-fired oven—effortlessly raising versatility and creative cooking to a new level.

Incredibly easy to use, this Outdoor Gas/Wood Fired Pizza Oven can cook up to 3 pizzas in 4 minutes, and meat, fish, and vegetables simultaneously. The NEW Pro is without a doubt one of the most fashionable pizza ovens available.

Inspired by Italian roots, and British design, and handcrafted to the highest standards of craftsmanship and authenticity in Yorkshire, England, this outdoor pizza oven combines cutting-edge innovation with a beautifully crafted design and offers maximum performance with minimum fuss.

The exterior is made of modern fiberglass with a marine stainless steel frontage while the interior is made of hand-crafted clay composite with a refractory stone base and high-tech insulation. Its modern look is complemented by a traditional clay lining, making this oven perfect for any occasion!

DeliVita Packs and Accessories

DeliVita Complete Collection, featuring all the accessories you need for pizza and wood-fired feasts

The DeliVita oven is a unique item, which means the best accessories to complement it will come from its makers. Every DeliVita accessory has undergone rigorous testing by their team and is ideal for use with the DeliVita oven. Patio Pelican recommends these essential tools for any DeliVita Oven: Infrared Gun (thermometer), Prod & Blow, Oven Brush, and Pizza Peel. If you don’t already have a surface in mind for the DeliVita oven, we recommend investing in their Folding Stainless Steel Stand, with handy hooks and a tray for storing accessories and wood.

To get started with your DeliVita Oven you’ll need the following:

  • Pizza Peel (to get the pizzas/food in/out of the oven). 
  • Pizza Cutter (essential for cutting a pizza). 
  • The Axe (useful for cutting kindling). 
  • All Weather Cover (essential if you leave your oven out all year round and keep it dry in the rain). 
  • Oven Brush (a useful tool to help position the logs and keep the oven floor clean).
These accessories have been designed specifically to use with the DeliVita, ensuring you get the most out of your wood-fired oven. Check our Complete Bundle of DeliVita Oven that includes the following:
  • DeliVita Portable Wood-Fired Oven
  • All-Weather Cover
  • Pizza Peel
  • Pizza Cutter
  • Oven Brush
  • Dough Scraper
  • Wood Mover/Blower
  • Oven Door 
  • Fold Away Oven Stand 

Marco, from DeliVita, demonstrates how to use the oven brush, dough scraper, and pizza cutter. 

Click and watch: DeliVita - Oven Accessories

Frequently Asked Questions about DeliVita Oven

  • If I haven't used my oven for a while, will it still be ok to use? 

Absolutely, although it’s a good idea to light a small fire to warm the oven slowly before you want to start cooking to ‘cure’ and fully dry out your oven again.

  • Can I use my DeliVita oven all year round?

Absolutely – there are no set times as to when you should cook with wood-burning ovens. 

  • How do you not burn the pizza?
To make the perfect pizza, you should keep turning the pizza away from the flames every 10-12 seconds, allowing a full rotation of the pizza. Top Tip: After each pizza scrub the oven floor with the steel brush to remove any burnt remains of the excess flour/semolina from the pizza base. 
  • How do I stop my pizza base from going black/burning?
There can be two reasons for this: (1) The oven is too hot; don’t use more than 3 logs 8-10cm wide and 22-26cm. (2) There may be surplus flour/semolina remaining on the oven floor. Scrub the oven floor with a steel brush to remove the surplus flour. 
  • Can I position the DeliVita oven indoors or inside my garage?

No. Unless you have purchased a DeliVita chimney—allowing the smoke and fumes to escape properly. 

  • Why is my pizza sticking to the oven floor?

First of all, remember to sprinkle flour onto your pizza peel and make sure your preparation area is floured well. Don’t wait too long to cook after adding your topping to the dough as it could start to soak up and become sticky. Make sure you don’t have any holes or thin spots in your pizza base as these can allow moisture to penetrate and cause sticking.

  • Why am I getting lots of black smoke?
Make sure you are using properly seasoned hardwood, ideally with a moisture content of less than 15%. This type of wood burns hotter for longer periods and produces very little smoke and ash.
  • Can I use normal firelighters to light my DeliVita oven?

No. All firefighters should be free from kerosene or other additives that may soak into the floor of the oven and, in turn, taint the taste of their food. Please use Eco lighters.

  • How do I put the fire out?
Simply allow the wood to burn out naturally.
  • Is the DeliVita oven frost-proof?
Yes, if the DeliVita Cover is being used. The cover has been tested by the manufacturer to be frost-proof at -12°C.
  • Is the DeliVita oven weatherproof?
It is important that you use the DeliVita Cover. The oven has been manufactured to be showerproof, however, persistent wetting will affect the oven and moisture will be absorbed.
  • If my DeliVita oven is wet, will it still be okay to use?

If you haven’t used it for a couple of months or the weather has been persistently wet, it might be a good idea to light a small fire 3 to 4 hours before you want to start cooking to “cure” your oven again.

  • Where can I place my DeliVita oven?

The DeliVita oven has been specially designed to allow you to place it on any hard surface other than plastic and glass tables.

Patio Pelican’s Takeaways

The DeliVita ovens are a scaled-down replica of what you could find in an Italian restaurant. Here at Patio Pelican, we believe them to be a perfect choice for those who want a restaurant-quality wood-fired pizza oven that is simple to use. Moreover, the quality of the clay is unparalleled, and Patio Pelican loves how it builds a unique flavor and seasoning over time.

More benefits include its efficiency and performance, not to mention how simple it is to light and clean. We view it as a complementary or addition to a barbecue rather than a replacement, or as the perfect tool for a novice wishing to improve in outdoor cooking.

Check and browse our collection of DeliVita Wood-Fired Ovens HERE.