The Beauty of the Beast
You see a wood-fired oven, we see a flaming beast. Of course, we say that with the
utmost respect and affection, because it’s the scorching heat this oven generates that
makes the pizzas taste so great. These ovens are hard to tame, but even harder not to love.
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We're kind of pyros
Punch’s wood-burning ovens are fired to a blistering 800 degrees. The pizzas take only 90 seconds
to cook, which is why it takes our pizzaioli years to tame the heat and master the speed of our Italian ovens.
Pizzaoli - Masters of the Flames
At Punch, only those with focus and true grit get a shot at taming the fire to cook our pizzas.
We recognize our top cooks by adding an orange stripe on the sleeve of their uniform.
Tile and Craft
Tiling the Ovens
We have a lot of pride in our ovens because every one is built by John, John and the cooks,
giving them an authentically hand-crafted look. Each uses about 50,000 individual hand-made
glass tiles imported from Italy.
We don't think it odd to name our ovens. All of our hand-tiled ovens are named after famous pizzarias we love in Naples.