America’s Coolest Pizza Ovens

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Buona Forchetta; San Diego

Named Sofia, after co-owner Matteo Cattaneo’s first daughter, the wood-fired oven at this Neapolitan-style pizzeria was handmade in Naples by the master artisan Stefano Ferrara over the course of nearly five months, then shipped to San Diego. Cattaneo’s wife, Alexa Kollmeier, insisted on covering the oven with golden tiles, which add to its gorgeous warm glow. “She is always right,” Cattaneo says. Must try: The sweet-salty-creamy Michelle, a white pizza topped with crème fraîche, speck, caramelized onions, Gorgonzola and thyme.

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