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.