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Forno Classico Brick Pizza Ovens

Giuseppe’s Story

As a young boy, Giuseppe Crisa learned the traditional Italian way to build a rustic wood burning brick pizza oven by standing beside his nonno (grandfather) and watching his skilled hands create one of kind pizza ovens in the beautiful city of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. At an early age his passion for pizza, and pizza making began…

As he grew older, Giuseppe’s family vacationed in the Sicilian coastal town of Terrasini and they often dined at the 100 year old Basile Pizzeria. Giuseppe watched Rosario, the pizzaiolo (pizza maker) knead and shape the dough and toss it into the air to make a pizza. Often Rosario allowed Giuseppe to work his own impasto (dough) to shape with his hands and create a small pizza. Giuseppe’s passion and love of pizza began to take root.  His understanding of traditional pizza oven craftsmanship learned by watching his nonno  and the experience with Basile’s pizzaiolo created a love for pizza he never forgot.

Years later, wanting to build a pizza oven for himself while living in Santa Barbara, Californiahe created the original design for Forno Classico’s Cupola pizza oven.  He commercialized the design using his mechanical engineering background and began to develop different styles and models to meet the needs of residential and commercial clients. 

The result is Giuseppe’s full line of Forno Classico Studio Factory pizza ovens that are unparalleled in their ability to provide a distinct high temperature control between the brick dome and oven floor to create perfection in cooking performance. The hand-built brick Italian pizza ovens use gas, wood, or a hybrid for both residential and commercial kitchen needs. Clients select a Forno Classico pizza oven because they know the ovens marry traditional building techniques with modern engineering to create a meticulously handcrafted pizza oven.

Forno Classico pizza ovens are available installation-ready or for on-site two-step assembly method rather than the multiple piece construction often required by other oven makers. The Forno Classico on-site assembly arrives with the hand built refractory fire brick dome complete. Four to five steel handles are built into the oven to allow for easy positioning of the dome on the refractory brick floor.

Experience the difference a Forno Classico Studio Factory pizza oven can make in your home or restaurant and live the Italian lifestyle – mangiamo!


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