America’s Coolest Pizza Ovens

The ultimate pizza ovens are built by hand, reach astounding temperatures, retain heat, and, as a bonus, look fantastic. Here, tricked...

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Bar del Corso; Seattle

This Aegean-blue oven was hand-built and tiled by Raffaele Vassallo (a.k.a. Lello)—an apprentice of Stefano Ferrara’s equally masterful father, Natale—in Naples. While being forklifted into the restaurant—a wall had to be removed in order to make way for it—the oven’s heft became too much for the sidewalk, which cracked and caved. Today the oven stands on firm ground, producing Neapolitan-style pizzas. Must try: Corno di Capra with house-made sausage, pickled peppers, garlic, mozzarella and Grana Padano, a hard, salty Italian cheese.

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