Pizzas in the BrickWood Box

I’m really torn between the Mattone Grand and the BrickWood Box.

How hot does the BrickWood get? 800+ degrees like the Mattone?

How many pizzas can you cook at once in the lower oven? If only 1-2, how long does the fire burn?

We host a lot of parties… my dream is to have 20-30 folks over for a pizza night on a weekly basis. But I’ve also dreamed of hosting a pig roast a few times a year. The versatility of the BrickWood Box is appealing. But it has to be just as good at making pizzas as that’s the primary purpose.

Advice? Thanks!


Would love a response here!

Hope to purchase materials for either oven early next week. Really torn!

I came to ask the same. Also wondering if it’s a pain that the oven is so low, to get things in and out?

Ok I’ll weigh in my opinion here. When my wife and I first dreamed of a pizza oven the brickwood box was not available. And went on to strat building the Mattone Barile Grande. Half way through my build the brickwood box came out. And we were like that would of been prefect. The best of all worlds.

But now looking back on it, I’m glad I didn’t. And this is the reason. You would have to get down on your hands and knees to cook anything in the oven. Unless you elevate it. Then you would have to get up on something to use the top. My wife and I are not getting younger so we would not use the oven part as much. And I don’t know how many pizza’s you can cook in it.

If I were you and you want to host pig roast and pizza partys, for 20 to 30 people I would build both. You would have the ability you need.

Hope this helps.


Thank you for responding, that’s exactly what I was thinking but wanted to hear it from someone else, because on the surface it seems awesome and a one stop shop!