Pizza Temperature 400c, floor approx 350c.
The pizza cooking temperature is around 400c or more. You fire up to this maximum temperature and “heat soak” the oven. The object is to saturate the oven with heat don’t skimp on timber at this stage. With the Neo, Rustica and Subito Cotto ovens when the oven is up to temperature the soot will be burnt off the inside of dome. With the metal ovens you have a thermometer built in. Once you are hot the fire is moved to either side or back of the oven ready for cooking.
You need to maintain a decent fire with the flames licking over curve of the roof. If using a hand held thermometer the floor should read approximately 350c. The door is usually left off during Pizza cooking. Keep adding wood as needed to maintain a decent flame.
Always get your oven to this stage even if you intend to roast in it. The oven is then “heat” stable and will cool down slowly and controllably.