Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway! The winner is:

#523: Natalie who said “I’m looking forward to long trips to visit grandma and evenings at the pool with my kids.”

Congrats, Natalie! If you aren’t Natalie but are still excited about the pizza oven, remember that the coupon code MKC15 is still good for 15% all Camp Chef products on Outdoor Cooking until June 15. Thanks again to Outdoor Cooking for sponsoring this giveaway!


{Disclaimer: sent me an Artisan Pizza Oven to review and they are sponsoring this giveaway. Obviously all opinions expressed below are my own. I rarely accept free products so when I do and then actually post about them, you know they have to be good! FYI: The links below to are affiliate links meaning I receive a small percentage of a sale if you choose to purchase something from their site.}

What better way to celebrate an entire week dedicated to perfecting homemade pizza then to give away one of these crazy awesome artisan pizza ovens!

I mean, look at this thing. What a beauty!
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

You might remember that last year around this same time, I held a giveaway (also from – love them!) for another type of artisan pizza oven. While totally awesome, the Italia Artisan Pizza Oven (it just sounds cool, right?) is even more fantastic because you don’t need an outdoor cooking stove, like a CampChef, to use it. It hooks up to an everyday propane tank making it extremely easy to use (and perfectly portable).

I love me some pizza. And not to brag or anything, but I consider myself a pretty reliable connoisseur of awesome pizza (which really only means I’ve consumed a heck of a lot of homemade and restaurant-made pizza in my day). And this oven? It makes killer pizza. As in, probably some of the best homemade pizza we’ve ever had.

We have a ledge going around our front porch which made a perfect resting spot for this oven. Oh, hey, Maggie! {Don’t worry, no puppies were harmed in the making of the pizza, Mags was well supervised and was more interested in the bird resting in the bushes than in the pizza oven.}
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

The stove is big enough to fit two fairly good-sized pizzas in at once and the handy dandy thermometer gauge on top will let you know how hot things are getting inside. (Plus, part of the giveaway is also for an infrared thermometer which allows you to take the temperature in an instant of the inside of the stove – you’ll feel like a totally nerdy-but-awesome kitchen scientist when you shoot that laser beam at the pizza stone).
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

Oh, and those sweet little pizza paddles? Yeah, they are part of the giveaway, too. I know. It just keeps getting better and better. You’ll notice I opted for the cornmeal route this time since I didn’t know how parchment paper would fare in the oven, plus, it was outside so cleaning up cornmeal mess didn’t give me a nervous twitch like it does if we use it for homemade pizza in the kitchen oven. Slide those pizzas right in.
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

And close the lightweight cover, letting the heat work its magic.
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

I couldn’t help peeking partway through the baking. I nearly died at the site of this beautiful pizza. Has there ever been anything more lovely?
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

You’ll want to keep an eye on the temperature and adjust accordingly. Nothing worse than hoping for the best pizza of your life only to end up with charred crust.
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

Look at that! That pizza! That pizza came out of this oven! Seriously. You could open a restaurant or something, the pizza is that good. Or else just keep it all to yourself. No judging here. I think I’ve realized this is the closest thing I’ll probably ever get to a real, live wood-fired pizza oven ordered from Italy sitting in my backyard (because, yes, that is actually on my wish list).
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

The kids made their own pizzas and the crust on the one above was a little thick for my liking thanks to 6-year old hands doing the shaping, but whatdyaknow? The pizza oven baked the crust perfectly with nary a doughy spot in sight. This was Cade’s masterpiece. Olives, bacon and cheese. Lots of cheese.
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

He (and all the boys, actually) got in on the putting-their-own-pizza-in-the-oven action. All four of them, seriously, told me that night as I was tucking them into bed that they wanted to be a chef when they grew up. I had no idea that this pizza oven would not only give us the best pizza of our existence, but would inspire my children in their future careers. Can you really put a pricetag on that? I think not. (In the interest of full disclosure, the next day I heard at least two of them talking about being professional frisbee throwers in their adulthood so apparently, the chef thing only lasted so long.)
Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway

Because the winner of the pizza oven will also receive a patio cover, it makes storing it a breeze. Mine is tucked away on the porch, well-covered and protected, and in easy access for an upcoming pizza night (um, that would be tonight, no kidding).

So let’s summarize quickly. Here’s what one lucky winner will receive in this giveaway:

Italia Artisan Pizza Oven
Patio Cover for the pizza oven
Infrared Cooking Thermometer
Two Italia Pizza Peels
Professional Chef Pizza Spatula

That’s a ton of stuff! In case you aren’t that one lucky winner, is giving you (my lovely readers, you) an exclusive discount valid through June 15th for 15% off all Camp Chef products on Outdoor Cooking (things like the Italia Artisan Pizza Oven, a Camp Chef stove, fire pits and all sorts of other goodies – are you thinking what I’m thinking…Father’s Day shopping??). Enter MKC15 at checkout to receive the discount!

I think that’s it, you guys!

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me what you are most looking forward to this summer.  You must be 18 years and older to enter and have a mailing address in the continental United States (sorry, not my rules!).

A winner will be chosen and announced next Friday (June 6th!).

Love ya. And happy pizza making forever and ever more.

3,804 Responses to Italia Artisan Pizza Oven Giveaway {Plus an exclusive coupon code…} – GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

  1. Amy A. says:

    Garden vegetables, going to the lake, and hanging out in our newly made fire pit….s’mores galore!!

    • Jill Smith says:

      Looking forward to cooking homemade pizza’s in this new oven, I have shared your homemade pizza recipes with all my friends and family, I make pizza every Monday night for friends and family.

  2. Myrna Fenstermacher says:

    Would love to learn to cook pizza out doors. It would be great at our cottage this summer

  3. Holly Doherty says:

    I love making homemade pizzas, but hate making my kitchen a furnace in the summer time. Would LOVE to cook pizza outdoors with the kiddos! What a neat product!

  4. Patty Daum says:

    I’m most looking forward to spending time together as a family. This is the last summer that we will live close enough for that… At the end of July my oldest son moves away to Rhode Island (from Ohio) to enter a doctoral program and my youngest will be in his 2nd year at the University of Alabama. So… this summer… many meals on the deck, lots of fun and laughter, and tons of hugs before those big days arrive! Thanks for the give away!

  5. Nancy says:

    I’m looking forward to gardening and spending peaceful nights with the family having meals in our own backyard.

  6. Kaitie F. says:

    Mmmm, those pizzas look good! Im looking forward to lots and lots of grilled food this summer! Since February, Ive lost 35 lbs (baby weight), and eating grilled food has been a major part of that success! My husband would love this pizza oven because he is very creative when it comes to flavors. I can almost guarantee that the first pizza he will make in it is going to be topped with Macaroni and Cheese. Yup, no kidding—that’s his favorite.

    Thanks for the great contest, Mel!!

  7. Kate says:

    Peach pie and stargazing! The pizza oven looks amazing.

  8. Jordan says:

    Fresh Summer produce! I love peaches the most though. And watermelon. And strawberries.

  9. Cheri says:

    I’m looking forward to playing tennis in some warm weather and going to the beach this summer.

  10. Deepa says:

    Looking forward to spending time with my family while also looking for a new home:) Very excited !!

  11. Lynne says:

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my family, working in my garden, cook outs & late nights outside-LOVE summertime!

  12. Claire says:

    This summer I’m most looking forward to the arrival of our 4th little one in July! Aside from that, I’m looking forward to food from our garden, blueberries from our new bushes (they’re actually producing!) and apples from our trees! (The peaches all got frozen out this year.) As if that doesn’t make summer busy enough, I’m also looking forward to the 3 additional bedrooms and 2 additional bathrooms my husband and contractor friend are putting in our expanded attic-turned-2nd-floor-living-space!

  13. Jessica V. says:

    Spending time with my kids.
    Sleeping in.
    Getting pedicures.
    Reading books….
    The entire list could be too long to post!!

  14. Erica Johnson says:

    Spending time at the local farmer’s market!

  15. Aleta says:

    This summer I’m looking forward to BBQs, eating outside on our patio, and hopefully lots of good stuff from our garden!

  16. KT says:

    I am looking forward to lots!! of time outside running around and having fun with my two year old. Winter just about killed us 🙂

    also lots of fresh produce and long evening walks with my husband.

  17. Tricia McSwain says:

    I am looking forward to playing with my kids and reading books outside. (And maybe enjoying some sangria and snowcones!)

  18. Marissa B. says:

    Ripe, delicious tomatoes and Nebraska sweet corn!

  19. Katy says:

    Family reunions and spending lots of time at the beach.

  20. Emily Oneto says:

    Summer days in the shade, late nights out in the yard, zucchini fromt he garden, and zero rules! Those pizzas look fantastic!

  21. Mark Gramaglia says:

    warmth and sunshine, at’s ah nice!

  22. Blake L. says:

    Lounging in the hammock with some lemonade!

  23. Elinor says:

    Bare feet 24/7 and a whole lot of hanging out with a cold home brew with my love. Also plenty of river time and cooking out every night.

  24. Marjinordick says:

    I love driving into the mountains to go camping or whitewater rafting in the summertime. I’d love to take this pizza oven with me to feed the masses after a long day on the river!

  25. Debbie Epps Kennedy says:

    Looking forward to camping, late night cook outs, after it cools down, and fresh veggies from the garden!


  26. Meagan says:

    Eating and drinking outdoors! Sitting on the patio enjoying lovely weather while the kiddos play is the perfect summer evening to me.

  27. Sara C. says:

    Oh, that looks AMAZING! I’m looking forward to camping with the family, cookouts, days at the beach, and nights by the fire pit.

  28. Sharon says:

    Looking forward to family time, vacations and trying new delicious recipes from your blog!

  29. Ashley says:

    BBQs and eating outside!

  30. Cheryl says:

    School will be out food which means lots of play dates and sleep overs. I would love cooking some jomemade pizza for my kids and their friends!! Yummm.

  31. Holly says:

    BBQ’s and gardening!

  32. Judy says:

    My granddaughter coming for a visit

  33. Crystal Ward says:

    I’m looking forward to spending time with my kids this summer and creating life long memories 🙂

  34. Rachel C says:

    I’m most looking forward to spending lots of time with my kids and reading 🙂

  35. Brian says:

    Have been cooking pizzas on a stone in the grill at camp but this baby would certainly produce some scrumptious pies!!! My favorite is fresh mushroom, fire roasted red pepper and green olive with grated provolone cheese. Yum!

  36. Jason Danielson says:

    BBQ’s beer and good friends.

  37. Brent S says:

    I love biking in the hills until late evening during the summer

  38. Liz says:

    I am looking forward to camping is summer, getting away from it all and losing myself in nature.

  39. I’m excited for road trips, family reunions, a campfire or two, and some good races.

  40. Traci M says:

    My favorite pizza topping is some of everything. Tonight was pizza night and we had supreme, bbq chicken, and chicken alferdo pizza.

  41. Stacia says:

    Hooray for summer! I’m looking forward to not driving around so much and working on home projects with the kids.

  42. sharonjo says:

    I’m most looking forward to hanging out in the neighbor’s pool, family reunion, and fresh tomatoes from the garden. Thank you!

  43. Marco says:

    Love creating fresh pizza from fresh ingredient that i pic from my garden its been a while since i had a garden and with some of the tools that i already have we might be going camping this year thank God.

  44. Thea says:

    I’m most excited about family bike rides, eating breakfast on the patio on warm summer mornings, camping with my family, harvesting warm tomatoes from the garden, bbq parties with good friends, and playing outside with my little boys. We love outdoor cooking and we love pizza (especially the recipes from this site!)- thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Curtis Lu says:

    Backyard pation gatherings and hopefully with fresh pizza and smores.

  46. Chantel Heap says:

    I am looking forward to so many things! Not rushing to be at school on time, spending more time with the kids, BBQ’s and camping!

  47. Codee says:

    My sister in law is getting married and I love being apart of all the planning for her special day!

  48. Michelle Reich says:

    This summer I’m looking forward to my 10th anniversary, my daughter’s 3rd birthday, a vacation at the beach and lot of pizza! Yum!

  49. Laura says:

    I most look forward to spending my days in the pool with my kids.

  50. Maria says:

    Looking forward to BBQ’s with the family, gardening, and enjoying quality time outside with the ones I love!

  51. Dave says:

    I am looking forward to camping. A pizza oven would round out my outdoor cooking gear like no other.

  52. scott yates says:

    I really hope to enjoy this summer and spend time with friends. I’d like to camp a couple times also and BBQ a lot. Doesn’t sound fancy but the last two summers I worked so much I didn’t get to have much fun. I didn’t even BBQ last year at all due to 3 jobs. This year I finally quit one and hope to see lots of the sun while having fun.

  53. Stacie Aho says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I’d love to not heat up my kitchen in order to make pizza. I’m most looking forward to doing things at our own pace this summer. I love not having a schedule that we have to follow!

  54. Kim says:

    I am most looking forward to catching up in my leisure reading list and enjoying long dinners with family and friends!

  55. Michele says:

    My youngest son in graduating from high school on Tuesday…Yippee!! No more school fundraisers, PTA meetings, making sure his uniforms are clean and being volunteered by him for baking cookies at every function!

  56. Tina W. says:

    Outdoor grilling, having the grandkids come visit (alone!!), goodies from the garden…what’s not to love about summer?

  57. Nichole says:

    I’m most looking forward to spending time with my 1 yr old son & hubby at some of our FL beaches & parks. I’m also so excited to introduce my little ones palate to some wonderful summer fruits& veggies.

  58. Liz says:

    All the nice weather with no fires.

  59. Sharon Davis says:

    I look forward to sleeping in!

  60. amber says:

    Doing what we want, when we want! Happy Summer!

  61. Lissa says:

    Looking forward to taking my kids to see their grandparents!

  62. Emily says:

    Time to have fun with my kids and no homework!

  63. Vicki Prescott says:

    My family and I spend most of the summer on our back deck and pool. I love having my children and grandchildren here for the whole day having fun eating and playing. I an a southern grandma who loves to cook….in the south, food is love. Have a Happy Day!

  64. Emily says:

    Relaxing with my kids, swimming, reading

  65. Tanya says:

    This summer I am looking forward to some fun adventures with our teenage kids. It won’t be too many more years before they are all out of the house. Making memories…that’s what it’s all about!

  66. Briana says:

    Family coming to visit, pool days, and a few months of no schedules before our oldest starts kindergarten.

  67. Brittany says:

    Hanging out with the family, lazy summer days, swimming, vacationing, and camping!

  68. Emmi says:

    Camping and eating grilled pineapple!

  69. Jennifer says:

    Baseball games and nighttime s’mores.

  70. Terri Bradshaw says:

    I love spending time outside with the family. Baking pizzas would be a fun activity to add to the patio.

  71. Katy says:

    I can’t wait to spend more time with my sons!

  72. Marta says:

    I love love love going to the beach.

  73. James Rougeux says:

    I am looking forward to spending time camping, travelling and cooking with my wife and 2 year old son Jackson.

  74. Jenni F says:

    I’m looking forward to getting married this summer! Homemade pizza is I and my fiance’s favorite meal to make together, and he absolutely loves cooking outdoors!

  75. Andrea Phillips says:

    Lots and lots of swimming! We don’t yet have a grill and we make pizza a lot, so this would be perfect to stop heating up the house! You’re awesome Mel!

  76. Geri says:

    I am most looking forward to seeing my son who has been away from home for two years.

  77. Frances Keefe says:

    I wasn’t looking forward to summer, really, because we are moving away from friends and family in Florida to Charlotte, NC (for job). But…this could help. We have a screened porch in the new house, and this might be a perfect pick me up! Trying to be optimistic!

  78. Brittany R. says:

    This summer I’m most looking forward to my husband being home more. His four year residency comes to an end soon and my kids have no idea what it’s like to have a dad at home!

  79. Rachel says:

    I LOVE HOMEMADE PIZZA, especially on the grill! The thing I look forward to with summers is trail running and being up in the ridges and alpines of the mountains … so far, I have been able to do 3 of my favorites and it is only spring!

  80. Erika says:

    I may be too late but I look forward to no schedules and trying to keep my house cool. I hope we get to go on at least one family vacation as well!

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  82. Laura White says:

    Oh no, is this over already? Shoot!

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