The Best Wood Fired Oven In India

Il Forno By Marco manufacture the most efficent and durable commercial wood fired oven for restaurants, catering businesses, food trucks, hotels and resorts. Since 2010 Italian we have successfully installed wood fired brick ovens, portable pizza ovens and outdoor pizza ovens across India.

We combine traditional Italian artisan methods with standardised technology, using the highest-quality refractory bricks and insulating materials. From our factory we ship ready-made mobile ovens, and brick oven kits.

With a commercial wood fired pizza oven you can cook anything from bread and pizza, to vegetables, fish and meats. A wood oven is required for cooking Italian pizza. This since the temperature cooking pizza should be 300—400°C. This is why an electric oven is out of the question if you want to take your pizza to a professional level. 

Why to Choose A Wood Fired Oven By Il Forno By marco

There are many reasons why Il Forno By Marco has become the leading manufacturer of wood fired ovens in India. Some people say it is Marcos perfectionism and and professionalism that has given him his good reputation, others say it is the aesthetic appeal of his ovens. You can read more statements in our customer reviews.

Il Forno By Marco Ovens Reaches Temperatures As High As 400°C In Only 30-40 Minutes

After trying all the companies we found the best fire bricks in India; they come from a small scale factory in Gujarat: the manufacturer use 38–40 % alumina and the bricks are fired at the perfect temperature to ensure long-lasting high quality bricks.

In our factory we carve the bricks in the perfect shape to create the dome, and we bond them with fine refractory mortar. The thickness and shape of our dome enables a strong thermal flywheel effect with consequent homogeneous and long-lasting heat. This enables all our pizza ovens to reach temperatures above 400°C in just 30–40 minutes. At those high temperatures you can cook a pizza in only 1-2 minutes!

Retain Heat Excellent And Takes Up To 48 Hours To Cool

Our wood fired ovens have a combination of multi-layer insulation that includes ceramic blankets, ceramic board and a concrete mix made out of aircrete to ensure the best heat retention. The shape of the oven acts as a thermal battery retain the heat excellent.  The shape and the size of the oven mouth is also made to ensure minimum heat loss. With our venturi burner uses a minimum amount of fuel to heat and maintain the temperature in the oven.

Get An Oven That Matches Your Interior Or Exterior

Our ovens oven comes in different models, sizes and with a customised finishing to match your venue and taste.  We can put mosaic tile, broken tile mosaic, fire bricks, red bricks, painted bricks, metal, painted metal, stone mosaic etc. as a finishing on your brick oven!

Take Advantage Of Marcos 17 Years Of Knowledge From Running An Italian Restaurant In India

We guide our clients with the layout of the workstation and can advise in choice of kitchen appliances for the kitchens pizza making work station. Marco also have excellent leads for purchasing of imported Italian ingrediens, and reliable suppliers in India. The deep knowledge that Marco has gained from 17 years in hospitality can be used by you whenever you need suggestions or guidance regarding the oven, Italian food and pizza in particular. 

We Take Care Of Our Customers

For all that Il Forno By Marco offers, our price range is very wide and surprisingly competitive. In addition to each oven being competitive for its category our after sales service policy has ensured us to keep our customers forever.


How to choose A Wood Fired Oven

The purpose of your oven decides what is the best oven for you.  Our brick ovens are heavy-duty ovens which are built to last a lifetime. Our mobile ovens are a ready-made and cheaper product.

Should I get a brick or mobile wood fired oven?

Although we do recommend the brick wood fired oven for commercial pizza businesses, a mobile oven could be the right for you if you are a catering business that has to move it on a regular basis. Since the mobile oven is cheaper you might want to consider starting with this one in your restaurant and see how the response is. However a brick oven is much more appealing in terms of aesthetic and will definitely increase the pizza sales having one visible in your restaurant. 

Should I get the gas burner system?

If you are planning to use your oven commercially we always recommend that it has a gas burner system.  With a gas burner system you can choose to fire the oven on only wood, only gas, or (as we recommend) gas and wood at the same time. This way you will get the most out of your oven: a temperature that is easy to maintain and the smokey flavour. 

What kind of finishing will the oven have?

We have a wide range of finishing that will match any interior or exterior.  Our mobile ovens that goes ready-made form our factory have a epoxy-paint finishing of either red, black, green and blue. For an additional cost you can also get the external steel shell covered with a premium finishing such as broken mosaic tile or brick veneers.

For the semi-mobile oven most common is to cover the shell with broken tile mosaic, mosaic tile, bricks or stone. The fixed oven gives a very heavy and authentic look, which is why most common is to give them a finishing of either bricks or stone.

How long time does it take to build an Il Forno By Marco oven?

Our brick ovens are built on location. From that the advance is released it takes around one month for the oven to be completed. From our factory in Delhi we ship the oven kit to your site (takes around 2 weeks). Once the material arrived Marco will come to your site with his team and install the oven. 

The mobile ovens are currently ready in stock and can be shipped anywhere in India form our factory in Delhi. We only need one day to paint the oven and an additional day for the paint to dry, and then it is ready to go!

What kind of fuel do i use to fire the oven?

The wood fired ovens smoky flavour is what is desired.  To use gas as a primary fuel in a wood fired oven makes it easier to run. However the pizza will not get the desirable smoky flavour. Many companies use hybrid ovens that can use both gas and wood at the same time. These ovens becomes easier to operate and also gives the smoky flavour.

Wood fired ovens work well with mango wood which is available in most parts of India. However, mango is not available in the mountains in the north of India. In those areas something like oak is a good choice.

Oily wood, such as Pine, should not be used because of the flavours and deposits. Neither low density wood, which is cheaper, since it takes up a lot of space in the oven. It also takes longer time and greater amounts to heat the oven.

How long tinme does it take for the oven to get hot?

Before the restaurant open you have to pre-heat the oven. The idea is to have the oven ready before customers walk in. All Il Fonro By Marco ovens will reach 400°C in just 30–40 minutes. When talking about the temperature in a wood fired oven the temperature of the cooking base is the one measured. If you measure the upper part of the oven the temperature will be at least 50°C hotter.

How long time does it take to cook a pizza in your oven?

• Neapolitan pizza requires around 375– 425°C with 60 to 90 seconds of cooking time.

• Classic pizza requires 325–375°C and two to three minutes of cooking time.

• Romana pizza requires 275–325°C and four to five minutes of cooking time.

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