Coal-Fired Pizza Oven

Coal-fired ovens are traditional oven that use coal as a source of heat for baking and cooking. These ovens have been historically significant in the Northeast, especially in the context of pizza-making. The intense and even heat generated by burning coal is hotter than wood-fired ovens, and it imparts a unique flavor and characteristic texture to the food. In the case of pizza, coal-fired ovens are known for producing pizzas with a crispy yet chewy crust and a distinct smoky flavor. The high temperatures reached in coal-fired ovens contribute to quick cooking times and the development of a desirable char on the pizza crust.

Famous coal-fired pizzerias include Grimaldi’s (NYC) and Lombardi’s (NYC).