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This article documents the stages to building a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven and how this differs from building other brick ovens like the Pompeii dome or barrel vault. Neapolitan ovens are the commonly viewed ovens used within pizzerias both within Naples Italy, and internationally.


Constructing a Neapolitan oven is similar to building other types of brick ovens including the "Pompeii". The oven construction out of brick article gives high level general guidance regarding the construction of any type of traditional brick oven. Neapolitan ovens differ from Pompeii ovens largely due to the height of the vault, the placement of the chimney, and the final aesthetics.

Vent and Chimney