If you want to bring people together, there are two essentials that you need: a fireplace and pizza. Fireplace, especially outdoor fireplace, is always able to create a warm and cozy sensation.
During the cold nights, an outdoor fireplace in a covered patio is what you need. And pizza? It’s a delightful addition to your outdoor fireplace.
- Three-tiered Outdoor Fireplace with a Wood-Burning Pizza Oven On Its Side
- Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace with Corner Wood-fired Pizza Oven
- Soft Green Outdoor Fireplace with Pizza Oven Above the Wood Storage
- Outdoor Stone Fireplace with Built-in Pizza Oven
- L-Shaped Bucks County Blend Stone Fireplace and a Pizza Oven
- Traditional Patio with Trellis, an Outdoor Fireplace, and a Custom Pizza Oven
- Stacked of Outdoor Stone Fireplace with a Side Pizza Oven
- Combination of Outdoor Fireplace and Mattone Barile Brick Pizza Oven
- Custom Built Outdoor Fireplace with Raised Hearth, a Pair of Wood Boxes, and Pizza Oven
- Stone Veneer Fireplace with a Traditional-Style Pizza Oven
- United but Separated Stone Surround Outdoor Fireplace and Pizza Oven
- Gas or Wood Pizza Ovens?
Combining an outdoor fireplace and a pizza oven is the best solution for your backyard. This way, you don’t have to purchase an oven and a fireplace separately. Building an outdoor fireplace with a built-in pizza oven will do.
Most outdoor fireplaces with built-in pizza ovens are indeed custom-designed and custom-built. It is to make sure every element in an outdoor kitchen you are building fits your needs.
Commonly, the pizza oven is built on top of the fireplace, so the heat of the fire can roast the pizza. However, there are also some pizza ovens that are placed on the side of the fireplace. This type of pizza oven is heated by burning wood.
The designs are practically endless, and so are the materials, even though basically the most used material for an outdoor fireplace and a built-in pizza oven is stone.
If you want to get one for your patio, we’ve got you covered! Here are some unique outdoor fireplaces with pizza oven designs that will look nice on your patio:
1. Three-tiered Outdoor Fireplace with a Wood-Burning Pizza Oven On Its Side
This elegant outdoor fireplace has a three-tiered design that gives it a different look.
The fireplace is part of an intelligent combination of a pizza oven and a wood box. It is obvious that this lovely combo is a custom-designed and custom-made product, and it was designed and made by Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
This combo is made of a stack of natural stone, which is the most common material for an outdoor fireplace that can give a rustic look to the whole landscape. It is also completed with a hearth that seems to be travertine.
The hearth is extended to both sides, giving a nice additional seating space. However, in this picture, we can see that the homeowners used the hearth as a spot to display a decorative pot.
The pizza oven is installed right next to the fireplace. It is above the firebox. This way, the pizza oven is not heated by the fireplace. Instead, it has its own fuel, which is wood, similar to the fireplace. And because the oven and the fireplace need a lot of wood, it is an excellent choice to install a woodbox as a part of this combo.
2. Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace with Corner Wood-fired Pizza Oven
The fireplace and the pizza oven are detached in this traditional patio. In fact, both of them are not connected at all. The homeowners and the designer decided to use a freestanding front-loading fireplace, which is called a chiminea.
This is indeed not a popular option, but chiminea can produce flames that are directed up and out of the design of the chiminea itself. This way, the chiminea gives a more controlled burn than a fire pit or a fireplace. You and your guests can just sit back and relax, no need to worry about the out-of-control.
The chiminea is placed on the right side of the pizza oven. The oven itself is installed right in the corner. Obviously, it is the focal point of this patio. Since it is a wood-fired oven, the designer placed the oven on top of the wood box.
This is basically a simple oven upon a modular wall block. According to the designer, there is more stone surrounds the oven out there, but they don’t cook better than this one. If you are wondering, the oven is pretty similar to the product from Woodland Direct.
3. Soft Green Outdoor Fireplace with Pizza Oven Above the Wood Storage
This is a complete outdoor kitchen featuring an outdoor fireplace, a pizza oven, and a grill. This outdoor kitchen was built on a Mediterranean-style patio. This area can also be considered as a pergola because we can see the exposed beams completed with creepers as its cover.
The fireplace’s dimension is quite wide. Instead of filling it with firewood, the homeowners decided to use a bar grate.
On the left side of the fireplace, there is a pizza oven installed at the top of the woodbox. Since this oven is quite far from the fireplace, it is clear that the heating doesn’t come from the fireplace. It is a wood-burning oven. No wonder it is installed above the woodbox.
In order to enhance the natural style of this outdoor kitchen, the walls of the fireplace, pizza oven, woodbox, grill, and sink are painted in soft green. It mixes harmoniously with the creepers surrounds it.
4. Outdoor Stone Fireplace with Built-in Pizza Oven
This stone fireplace is completed with a built-in pizza oven. Unlike the pizza oven you’ve seen before, this oven is installed in the fireplace, right on top of it.
And judging from its dimension, it is pretty clear that this pizza oven is heated by the fireplace below because it is too small to be a wood-burning oven. It seems that the fireplace and the oven share the same chimney.
It seems that the fireplace and the oven are made of fieldstone with a concrete hearth. On both sides of this fireplace, there are two concrete benches that look similar to the hearth. These elevated benches provide extra seating.
5. L-Shaped Bucks County Blend Stone Fireplace and a Pizza Oven
This lovely outdoor kitchen has a fantastic fireplace that is connected with a pizza oven, a wood box, low walls, and stainless steel appliances. The material is a stone called Bucks County Blend, a veneer. The stone perfectly matches the slate floor.
We can see that the fireplace and the pizza oven are set side by side in an L-shaped, following the design of this patio. The fireplace has a gray mantel to complement the whole look. There is an open box with a countertop at the corner connecting the fireplace and the pizza oven.
The pizza oven, since it is separated from the fireplace, has its own fuel. It is a wood-burning oven on top of a wood box. And since the pizza oven is pretty close to the roofline, the designer used a standing seam roof for this whole kitchen.
6. Traditional Patio with Trellis, an Outdoor Fireplace, and a Custom Pizza Oven
This traditional paver patio features large granite boulders that overhang the edges. The boulders invite you into the area where the fireplace is set with a pizza oven. The fireplace has an elevated hearth. And below the hearth, the homeowners used that space as wood storage. What an intelligent way to optimize the space!
The custom pizza oven is installed right on top of the fireplace. The half-circle space is also made of bricks, like the whole fireplace. It is clear that the oven is heated by the fireplace.
The fireplace is beautifully rustic, with its own character and style. The firebox features multicolor and realistic flickering flames as well as glowing embers. It is completed with an interior brick design for a more natural look.
We can see that the fireplace area is bordered by a trellis made by local craftsmen. The unfinished and untreated logs used for the trellis enhance the rustic and country-style look. What an ideal example of a traditional patio.
7. Stacked of Outdoor Stone Fireplace with a Side Pizza Oven
FYI, the pizza oven was added after the fireplace had been just completed. However, the designer managed to add the oven nicely right beside the fireplace.
Both fireplace and the built-in oven are made of stone, with mantel and hearth in light brown color. The oven is fifteen feet up on a full masonry fireplace.
The pizza oven is completed with a metal screen. And because there is no woodbox or wood storage in this fireplace oven combo, it seems that both are gas-fueled. On top of the pizza oven, there is a countertop that can be used as a display.
Basically, this fireplace and the built-in oven is the right piece to add in a Tuscan patio design.
8. Combination of Outdoor Fireplace and Mattone Barile Brick Pizza Oven
This brick fireplace and pizza oven are in the craftsman patio. There is a heart made of a similar red brick.
The brick is left untreated because it looks rough, perfect for an arts and crafts design. The pizza oven is installed on the right side of the fireplace. It is a wood-burning oven because it doesn’t have any vent to the fireplace. There is a built-in woodbox below the oven to keep the supply of wood for the pizza oven and the fireplace.
The pizza oven, even though it is made of a similar brick, yet has a different design. In fact, it was designed in mattone barile, which creates a nice contrast with the square-shaped fireplace.
The chimney of the fireplace is made of a different stone, which seems like a fieldstone, even though the edge of the fireplace’s chimney is still made of brick. The pizza oven has its own chimney, which is much smaller than the fireplace’s, and it is made of bricks too.
Basically, The Riley wood-fired over and fireplace combination like this is a true classic! They can be ordered from brickwoodovens.com.
9. Custom Built Outdoor Fireplace with Raised Hearth, a Pair of Wood Boxes, and Pizza Oven
This beautiful outdoor fireplace is completed with a combination of a BBQ grill and pizza oven. The fireplace looks grande with stone surrounds. It has a three-tiered top that serves as a chimney and a raised hearth that can be used as a display.
There are two identical wood boxes on both sides of the fireplace. On the right side, however, the woodbox is topped with a pizza oven.
Similar to the previous pizza ovens, this one is also a wood-burning one. Since there are two wood boxes here, it is obvious the firewoods stored on the right side are meant for the oven, while those on the left are for the fireplace.
This majestic fireplace with a built-in pizza oven and BBQ grill is obviously a custom-built and custom-made product. The stone outdoor kitchen set like this is perfect for a mountain-style patio.
10. Stone Veneer Fireplace with a Traditional-Style Pizza Oven
This is another stone fireplace with a built-in pizza oven. This stone veneer fireplace set, combined with the paver stone, creates a lovely traditional look for this patio. This is basically a gas fireplace, even though it looks realistic like a traditional wood-burning fireplace.
The pizza oven is set on the left side of the fireplace. It seems that this is also a gas-burning oven because it is completed with a metal screen. Both the fireplace and the oven have a three-tiered “chimney” with gas vents on top of it. Basically, the pizza oven looks traditional with the stone surrounds. However, the
There is a wood mantel and elevated hearth on the fireplace, which enhance its classic look. The mantel is used as a pot for the flowering plants that create a lovely accent to this stone fireplace. It is even completed with wall sconces to help illuminate the whole patio, creating a warm and inviting yellow light.
11. United but Separated Stone Surround Outdoor Fireplace and Pizza Oven
This fireplace and the pizza oven were built with the same material. Commonly, if the pizza oven is installed right on top of the fireplace, they will share the same fuel, which means the oven uses the heat from the fireplace to roast the pizza. However, we can see the unique design here. Even though the fireplace and the pizza oven are united, they are basically separated.
The fireplace and the pizza oven are separated by a stone mantel that overhangs from the top of the fireplace. The top of the fireplace also seems thick, too thick to penetrate. So it is impossible for the pizza oven to get the heat from it. The pizza oven has a bottleneck design with a chimney on the very top.
Both fireplace and the pizza oven are made of stone, which looks in contrast with the white trellis surrounding it.
This area looks a lot like a covered patio, even though there is no seat at all in this space. Alternatively, there are two stone benches run along this area from the opening and the fireplace to the perimeter of this patio. Those benches can be used as a seating area for the guests and the homeowners.
12. Gas or Wood Pizza Ovens?
After checking out those pictures above, which one do you think is the best for your backyard? Now, you should also know that when it comes to pizza ovens, there are two types of them, traditional and modern.
Traditional pizza ovens are fueled mainly by wood but can also be charcoal. The modern ovens, on the other hand, are fueled by gas (natural or propane). When building your own oven, you’ll have to choose between traditional or modern oven. Here are things you should know:
- Smaller ovens won’t suit wood but can be made to run off the gas too. This way, charcoal is the best solution.
- Wood and charcoal sometimes give the best taste. They give you the most flavor, like authentic pizza.
- Yet, you should also know that wood and charcoal take a much longer time to heat up.
- Moreover, wood and charcoal also need more maintenance and care (don’t forget the supply of firewood).
- Gas heats your pizza much quicker. It is also able to produce a steady temperature.
- Yet, the taste of your pizza is not as good as when you roast it with wood or charcoal.
That’s it. The choice between convenience and flavor is up to you. Gas could be the best for the oven that is built in the side of the fireplace instead of above it, though.