img_6485122809Alex Melani with one of the first pies out of the oven yesterday.

Alex Melani is a man of few words — and, thus, a blessing for a reporter who wants to slack off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Why’d he choose Red Bank for Pacini’s, the pizzeria he opened yesterday on at 177 Broad Street? “It’s a good neighborhood,” Melani says.

How does he feel about opening a pizza joint amid a sudden wave of new pizzerias in town? “There’s not that much compared to Staten Island,” where he lives and had a pizzeria on Richmond Avenue for three years, he says.

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