Maximus Prime Arena Black Large Pizza Oven


Quick Specs

🔥 Fuel Type:  Wood

🍕 Capacity:  (3) 12-inch Pizzas At A Time!

📦 Weight: 300lbs

🚛 Free Shipping - currently shipping in 5-7 Business Days

Color: Black

Feels like we are on vacation in our own backyard...

If you're looking for the best outdoor wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard, catering, or a food truck, this is the perfect large pizza oven We personally use this wood-fired oven and LOVE IT!

Maximus Prime pizza oven air flow through chimney

The Maximus Prime ARENA is the upgraded style that has a slate front look rather than the traditional brick look.

Don't be fooled by the chimney at the back of the oven.  The Prime Arena Stainless Steel Wood-Fired Oven has an aluminum dome with a stainless steel 316 dropped ceiling inside the oven.  This ceiling directs the fire/heat from the back of the oven to the front of the oven and then up through a ceiling opening that goes back to the chimney. 

This design sends the heat over your food which allows for convection cooking and better heat retention!

Authentic Pizza Ovens is the recipient of the Best Wood-Fired Oven
Producer in the US! Awarded by LUXlife Magazine in 2022 ⭐️

Why Choose a Stainless Steel Pizza Oven?

Unlike a brick oven, a stainless steel pizza oven heats up in 30-45 minutes so you can fire it up after work and be ready for cooking before you finish your first glass of wine.   Handmade in Portugal, this oven produces superb wood-fired pizzas as well as any other dish you can imagine!  The larger cooking floor fits up to 5-6 pizza pies at a time and they will cook to perfection in less than 2 minutes.

For a limited time, when you buy the Prime Portable Pizza Oven, get a FREE 12" Metal Turning Peel and Clay Roasting Pan (14.5″ x 10″ x 3″) - great for dishes such as chicken, beef, fish, veggies, bread and so much more!

Prime wood burning pizza oven in garden

We've found that our Maximus Prime Pizza Oven (old style above) creates a family cooking atmosphere because, unlike a grill that involves one person doing all the cooking, this large pizza oven lets all family members get involved from firing up the oven to food preparation to cooking delicious meals.

Cooking in the Maximus Arena pizza oven (note: the smaller Maximus Arena is shown in the video below)

You can read our review of the Prime Wood Fired Oven here!

Prime Specifications


Wood-Fired cooking creates a delicious flavor and is way more fun than grilling because the whole family gets involved!


Hand-made in Portugal


39" W x 39" D x 30.3" H (to top of flue w/o chimney)

39" W x 39" D x 45" H (from base to the top of the 14.17" chimney)

5.5" H chimney flue outlet


35.4” W x 35.4” D - Plenty of space for (4) large pizzas, large grill, or multiple cast iron skillets


12.5" H from floor to upper false ceiling


20” W x 11” H - Plenty of space for (4) large pizzas, large grill, or multiple cast iron skillets


Cook 4 pizzas in less than 2 minutes!


300lbs - Very portable (with strong friends) or remove the inside tiles during relocation to decrease by around 100 lbs - perfect for catering and tailgating!


Outer wall is 1.4mm Aluminum - holds up better in wet, salty Florida weather!


304-2B grade Stainless steel double wall with a total 1mm (x2 0.5mm) - built to withstand the elements better than stainless steel 304, giving you a lifetime of entertaining


High-temperature ceramic blanket and a special fire-blanket with safety homologation, bio-soluble, and asbestos FREE,  between inner and outer wall to hold in the heat

The thickness of the insulation between the dome of the oven and the inner layer is 3 cm / 1.18" thick


Chimney (100% 304-2B Stainless steel), Oven Door (100% 304-2B Stainless steel), Thermometer, Clay Baking Dish, Pizza Peel, 1 Extra Floor Tile

Cooking Productivity:

Up to 150 10" pizzas per hour (just think of the pizza orders you could fill)! Cooks pizzas in under 2 minutes (even the kids can wait that long!). 

At a manageable weight of only 300 pounds, this is the perfect commercial pizza oven for mobile food truck businesses, caterers, pizza parties, small restaurant businesses, backyard birthday parties, corporate events, trailers, and fairs.  Much less expensive than a pizza trailer and light enough to move around - even fits in the back of most cars. You can’t go wrong - optimize your business with this economical oven.

The PRIME is the big brother to the MAXIMUS.  If the Prime model is too big, take a look at the smaller wood fired oven from Portugal, the Maximus pizza oven.  Either way, you'll find a pizza oven that's just right! 

Setting up a Maximus Arena pizza oven (note: the smaller Maximus Arena is shown in the video below)

Prime Pizza Oven Features

  • Sleek design - A pop of red or an elegant black
  • Output: Up to 150 unit. ( 10″) or 80 unit. ( 12″) Pizzas Hour -large enough to use as a commercial pizza oven!
  • Pizza Capacity: 6 pizzas 9″- 12″Pizzas
  • Wood consumption: 5-7 lbs+ Hour - we use around 6 pieces of wood per evening of cooking (we bought a big bunch of wood for $10 and have been using it for over 7 nights of cooking) 
  • Chimney Diameter:  5.9″
  • Outside: Beautiful Red or Black Aluminum wall - high oxidation and corrosion resistance (we've used ours in the Florida weather for years w/o any issues!)
  • Inside: Stainless Steel 304-2B DOUBLE wall containing a high-temperature special ceramic blanket. Stainless Steel 304-2B is better due to its resistance to salt and sea corrosion.
  • Floor: Refractory Tiles
  • Front: Cast stone in refractory cement (Lafarge) and inside a structure made with a forged iron to reinforce the cast stone
  • Chimney:100% Stainless steel
  • Shipped securely in a custom box inside a wood crate
  • Shipping Crate Size: 43"w x 43"d x 39"h

Included Free With Your Prime:

  • Removable Stainless Chimney with Valve and Cap - directs smoke up and away from you; cap protects your oven from dew and rain
  • Stainless Oven Door - use when you are cooking at slow heat to make perfectly crusted loaves of bread!
  • Thermometer (0-932°F) - helps you know when the oven is ready for cooking
  • Ash/Wood Holder - helps block wood and ash from your pizzas
  • Free 12" Metal Turning Peel
  • Free Clay Roasting Pan (14.5″ x 10″ x 3″)

Optional Accessories We Recommend:
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Authentic Pizza Ovens Spit/Rotisserie for MAXIMUMS ARENA



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Prime Oven Videos

Breakfast Casserole Cooking in Prime Pizza Oven

We don't like wasting good heat in our wood-burning ovens so after the pizzas are cooked, we often throw in a good breakfast casserole in preparation for the following morning!  Here's a video of a scrumptious southwestern breakfast casserole complete with eggs, cheese, and salsa! Check out the large cooking space!

Here's another video showing a couple of pizzas cooking in the Maximus Prime oven.

Maximus Prime Arena Black Large Pizza Oven Specification Guide

Read Authentic Pizza Ovens Warranty here

All our ovens REQUIRE "all-weather" protection from rain, sleet, and snow, fallen leaves, and protection from the harsh elements when not in use. If you don't have a cover, you can find the Prime Oven Cover here that fits snugly over the oven and secures with a pull tie.  These are beautiful ovens that are meant to last for a very long time, but you must take care of it. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
Shannon S. (Council Bluffs, US)
It's pizza party time!

We are so happy with our maximus prime oven. I'm going to put it in a pizza truck and it is even better than I hoped it would be. The only bad thing I could think of would be if you were mistakenly expecting to get Optimus Prime :)

You don't need any Energon or any luck to be able to operate the Maximus Prime! Although I do believe Megatron would probably fight for the Maximus Prime to claim as his own too.

What a wonderful review Shannon! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us one. We truly love the Maximus Prime and the ease of use and installation this oven provides. We are so delighted to hear you are enjoying it as well! We would LOVE to see your food truck adventures! Please do tag us (@patioandpizza) in any photos you may post on social media so we can follow along! :)

William D.M. (Pavilion, US)
Super red Maximus prime

Customer service was superb as was the delivery process. When set up and cured made my first pizza in it...WOW it was fantastic. There will be a learning curve to the Maximus but with 20 people coming over for a make your own pizza next week it'll work out superbly.

William F. (Penfield, US)
Pizza oven

Your customer service is outstanding. Keep up the excellent job

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review William! We always want to make sure every customer is as happy as they can possibly be with their purchase from us before, during, and after their experience. It is always nice to hear that we are achieving that top notch customer service we strive for!

CL (Orlando, US)
Pizza Heaven

I had small issue with oven when it arrived, paint chips from rubbing in box.
They took great and quick care of issue, and we are learning how to cook in our beautiful new oven. Will definitely buy from them in the future with the great service they provide and the product selection.

Thank you so much for this amazing 5 star review CL! We truly appreciate it! Your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven looks great! We were happy to assist you through the paint mishap and will be happy to assist you with anything else in the future! Thank you so much for sharing a photo and taking the time out of your day to leave this review! We look forward to working with you in the future and hearing about all the amazing meals your are making with your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven!

Melinda M. (Conception Bay South, CA)
Awesome pizza oven !

Customer service was amazing
They go above and beyond to answer all of your questions
I have recommended you guys to a lot of people, even people on pizza sites on Facebook from all over the world
I will definitely buy through you again when we sell our house

Good product overall, and good customer service.

My shipment took nearly 2 months to arrive, and upon arrival, was found to have some significant structural damage (think: dents, cracked bricks, torn insulation blanket). Patio and Pizza was kind enough to provide me with a cover and replacement bricks, along with some instructions for how to repair the dents. Aside from the shipping issues, the product works great overall and I've really enjoyed learning how to build and maintain the fire, and cook some great food!

Your setup looks great Jordan! Thank you so much for this honest review! We've faced many challenges through this unprecedented time; shipping delays being the largest. We truly appreciate your kindness and understanding through the entire process. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need any help along your pizza making journey! We look forward to helping you with any of your pizza oven needs!

Amy V. (Bloomer, US)
Highly recommended!

The customer service was excellent, they responded very quickly to all of my questions. The Maximus Prime pizza oven is a great addition to my backyard.

Thanks for this awesome review Amy! We greatly appreciate it! It's always great to hear that you are truly enjoying your Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven! We are sure it will be a staple part of your backyard that you enjoy for many years! :-)


Ask a Question
  • I need to order this oven ahead of time to build the frame of where it’s going to be, how will we get help on lifting it when it’s ready to be dropped

    The Prime wood-fired oven weighs approximately 300 lbs so it can be lifted with the help of some strong friends.  However, the refractory bricks that make up the oven floor can be easily removed.  If you take out the bricks, the oven only weighs around 100 lbs and can be picked up and moved to your base,  Then, you can put the bricks back in the oven.   We used this method when moving the Prime oven to our own base.

  • What's the heating time of stainless steel and brick ovens?

    Stainless steel pizza ovens will heat faster but they won't stay hot as long. Brick ovens take longer to completely heat but the heat will be retained in the oven for much longer cooking times.  

  • Hi im lock cook eria to put 50 poung pig insade.Im think 50x50

    I don't think the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is big enough to accommodate something this big. We recommend checking the Earthstone Modular Wood Fired Oven or the Chicago Brick Oven-1000 Pizza Oven Kit for a bigger cooking space!

  • Do you sell a stand that would support either the Maximus Prime or the Lisboa oven? I do not want to build a foundation.

    Here's the link to the stand for the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven.

  • Can this unit be built in to a summer kitchen and framed and supported properly or does it need exposure other than the chimney?

    The Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven isn't certified for indoor use in the United States.

  • What are the base thickness requirements to support the maximums Prime large pizza oven.

    I'm going to share a link to one of our blog posts that will help you with this! The Prime doesn't technically need a top to a base to hold the oven. There are rails on the bottom of the oven to support it. As long as you are making sure the structure you have can support the weight and is made of non-combustible material, you've got everything covered! 
    How To Build A Pizza Oven Base

  • Can the Oven be retrofitted with a gas burner. If so, which of the ones you sell would you recommend?

    The Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is a Wood-Burning pizza oven. If you are looking for an oven similar to this that is a gas burning oven, in both size and quality, check out our Alfa Ovens Gas Pizza Ovens!

  • How hot does the outside get, dome and bottom

    Great question! Even though internal temsp are much, much, higher, because of the way it is insulated, the outside of the Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven is cool enough that you can place a hand on it. However, it is highly reccomended that it be placed on a sturdy base, away from all flammable materials.

  • Does the Maximus come with a propane gas option? If not, do you carry a similar oven that is gas powered?

    No, the Maximus Prime does not come in a gas version. We suggest checking our Alfa Ovens Gas Pizza Ovens!

  • Do you sell the smaller version of the Maximus wood fire over

    We do and it only weighs at 130 lbs which is perfectly portable and great to take camping or tailgating!  You can check out Maximus Arena Black Outdoor Wood-Fired Oven. It is also available in Black or Red!

  • is the oven weather proof? i am considering installing it on the patio and exposed to the elements.

    The interior walls of the Prime oven are made of 304-2B Stainless Steel and the outside of 1.4mm Aluminum. These materials are better due to its resistance to corrosion. However, all of our ovens require “all-weather” protection from rain, sleet and snow, fallen leaves, and protection from harsh elements when not in use. So it is always recommended you get a cover which protects your investment and looks great while doing so!

  • How high will the temperature go and how long does it sustain it? How much wood is needed to achieve 850-900 degrees F?

    You can put enough wood in the oven to turn it into a fire much hotter than you’d ever need but, at some point, you’ll start burning up your oven.  While the oven can withstand a fire of 900 degrees, it’s usually way too hot to cook at that temperature for most customers.  We recommend keeping the fire below 900 degrees.

  • Does this oven have to be vented outside if you use it in a restaurant or can you just set it under the hood system?

    The Maximus Prime can be used either way and is a super oven.  However, if you need to have an oven that is UL-listed for indoor commercial use, this oven does not have that certification.  For commercial ovens certified for indoor commercial use, you may need to look at the ovens found here:

  • Does the red exterior fade or loose its color due to heat I want red but worried about discoloration from heat

    Thanks for the great question.  The Maximus Primes are very popular ovens and, as far as we know, we've never had anyone complain about the red color fading or losing its color.  We personally use the Prime oven and love it!

  • Can I use Maximus Prime Large Pizza Oven for baking bread?

    Yes, most definitely!  We have baked bread in our Maximus Prime Large Oven many times.  Also, for reference, here is a video showing bread being baked in the smaller Maximus oven:

  • how hot does this oven get to when heating up for about an hour?

    The Maximus Prime oven can get well over 900°F within 30 minutes but that is typically too hot for normal cooking.  We typically cook in this oven at temperatures between 575°F - 800°F.

  • Does the fire go over the top of the pizza inside the dome or does it just sit in one corner?

    That depends on how you build your fire. When your fire is big enough, it can roll over the top of the inside of the oven, but if it's just small, it wont go over the top which is perfect for baking bread

  • Can the Prime Pizza Oven be installed on a trailer?

    Most definitely! We have numerous customers using the Prime on trailers and in food trucks. The Prime would work perfectly bolted on a trailer because it has 3 rails underneath. The oven actually sits up an inch off the bottom so you won't have to worry about the bottom getting hot (and it has a ceramic fire blanket insulating the bottom anyway). Check out this FAQ on Modifying a Maximus Oven for a Food Truck or Trailer.

  • How long will it take to have my Prime pizza oven delivered?

    We typically ship our Maximus Oven from Authentic Pizza Ovens within 2-3 business days from the when the order is placed.  The Maximus Pizza Oven ships from our warehouse in Houston, so depending on where you live, the delivery time could be 1 - 7 days. You will receive a tracking email as soon as your pizza oven ships so you will be able to track your oven.  Once your pizza oven arrives at the local terminal, you should get a call from the freight company to schedule the actual delivery.

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