For best results, pizza should be cooked in an oven heated between 450 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit. When cooking pizza, a hotter oven produces the best results, such as a crisp crust.
Pizza can be cooked on a pizza stone, oven rack or pizza pan. If using a pizza stone, it is advised the stone be placed in the oven while it is preheating. The pizza can be placed on the stone once it is heated.
Pizzas which have a thicker crust may need to be bake at lower temperatures of 400 F. This allows the thicker crust to bake without burning the pizza toppings.