Welcome Johnny Di Francesco!

Discover how the pizza master himself, Johnny Di Francesco creates world-class pizza at home with the Ovana Portable Pizza Oven! Get tips, tricks and pizza recipe inspiration online.
Welcome Johnny Di Francesco!

For an authentic authority on stone-baked pizza making, nobody tops Johnny Di Francesco, founder of 400 Gradi. World Pizza Champion 2014. Three-time winner of ‘Best Pizzeria in Oceania’ at the world’s 50 Top Pizza awards in Naples. And the first Australian inducted into L’Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. We’re talking VIPizza status here.

Di Francesco cut his teeth with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) before returning to Brunswick where he quickly earned acclaim as ‘Mr Pizza Man’ for his incredible 48-hour risen pizza base. Today, his international Gradi Group spans 11 pizzerias, a gelato store and an Italian grocer and, amazingly, he still finds time for publishing cookbooks, hosting masterclasses and mentoring rising talent. 

In a new video series, Johnny serves up a generous slice of his expertise showing you how to nail pizza dough like a pro in your Thermomix® TM6, and stone bake it to restaurant-quality perfection in seconds with your Ovana Portable Pizza Oven.

Check out the full video series here