There are different ways of producing stone oven pizzas. One of them is the traditional stone oven method. In it, the dough is left to mature for a longer period and then rolled out in several stages to produce a pizza base, formed by hand and then covered with tomato sauce. After baking on stone plates, the other toppings are added by machine or by hand. This kind of pizza has a rustic character, an irregular form and air pockets.
Modern stone ovens represent another variation: In it, the prepared dough is rolled out to form a continuous dough belt; once mature, it is punched into shape using a moulding form (with a high or flat crust, depending on the customer wishes). Toppings are then added to the pizzas.