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IL FORNO MOBILE (The Mobile Oven)
Who We Are

Lil & Cary at a festival
Lil & Cary

We're Cary & Lillian Steiner, and we own and operate IL FORNO MOBILE Wood Fired Pizza. We've always loved pizza, and we love making pizza for you here in the Hudson Valley.

We started IL FORNO MOBILE in our fifties and we do have some significant pizza history. Growing up, Lillian watched her Neapolitan grandma Antoinette make pizzas in the kitchen, Cary haunted the pizzerias of Brooklyn; both learning by tasting. You'll find that history on our Pizza Passion page.

We started in 2007, our way of sharing our love of pizza as fans. We tasted pizza everywhere, but it was the coal-fired pizza at Totonno's in Coney Island that really changed our idea of what pizza could be. The wood-fired masterpieces at Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix cinched it.

We started making pizza at home. Our early efforts were interesting and tasty. We studied the literature, most notably Peter Reinhart's American Pie, and Cary started learning from the masters: first Reinhart himself, then a course at Tony Gemignani's International School of Pizza in San Francisco, a class with Anthony Falco of Roberta's in Brooklyn, a couple of nights at the wood-fired oven at Paulie Gee's... we didn't know then where all this was leading.

Then, on a cross-country RV trip, we stopped in Boulder, Colorado to interview Joseph Pergolizzi of The Fire Within, who mounts classic wood-fired ovens onto custom-built trailers. 

Fire Within ovens

The rest, as they say, is history. 

It's been a number of years since we first saw these ovens and began thinking, planning and practicing the dream that is now IL FORNO MOBILE!

Today, we and our crew are creating some of the most delicious pizza in the Hudson Valley region, and sharing it with you! You'll find us at festivals, fairs, farmers markets - and what we love most: coming to you and serving at your next gathering!

We're currently booking events for Spring/Summer 2013! Call us at 845-883-0159

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lil with peel
Cary and oven
il forno at work

May we serve you at your next party or business function? Visit our Catering page

Take a look at IL FORNO MOBILE's Menu page to see some of the pizzas we're known for

Click here for a list of upcoming Events

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