Spending time at the cottage is all about making memories: flawless days of sunshine and water, beloved family and friends, and of course the sharing of food. Whether you’re new to cottaging or your family has been coming to the lake for generations, we all want to create those amazing memories for our own children.
There are few food-themed get-togethers that afford a more delightfully communal experience than creating your own pizza from a selection of everyone’s favorite toppings. The much-loved alchemy of cheeses, meats, vegetables, and sauces is a shared art-of-food experience with the ones you love.
Whether you’re into the traditional woodburning allure of a pizza oven or the functional appeal of natural gas or propane models, Nella offers a wide variety of authentic Italian-made pizza ovens.
“They’re beautiful ovens that will complement the aesthetic of your backyard and add to the value of your experience there,” says Jim Nella, who has been importing the ovens from Italy for over 25 years.
Wood or gasIf you’re looking for woodburning ovens, Alfa offers a number of streamlined models that capture that smoky artisan pizza flavor, like the 5 Minuti, Ciao, Allegro, and 4 Pizze.
If you want the quality of an Italian oven, but not the sometimes-finicky nature of cooking with wood, Alfa offers a gas/propane-powered line up. Check out the Brio, Stone, or One, to name a few. These models and others come in different sizes and configurations to meet the needs of every customer.
Alfa ovens have a double layer of high quality European ceramic fibre, a unique baffled air flow system that provides better circulation of heat, and three centimetres of made-in-house refractory brick that absorbs and retains the heat better than competitors’ ovens.
Patented Forinox technology combines a refractory floor with a stainless-steel housing, so the pizza oven heats up faster than other ovens, saving you all-important time and fuel. Alfa pizza ovens come ready to use, right out-of-the-box, so there will be no frustrating assembly sessions before you start making those tasty pizzas.
COVID-19 has caused us to rethink how we can spend more time outside with loved-ones. Adding a Nella pizza oven to our outdoor entertainment has proven an extremely popular choice. “I’ve sold more pizza ovens in the last year than I have in the past 10 years,” Jim says. “It’s just a fantastic way to make memories and share excellent food.”