1938, the Meloni Family has been serving high quality food to their nearby neighborhoods.
The tradition began in the heart of South Philadelphia on the corner of Iseminger
and Tasker Streets where Joseph Meloni Sr. opened his first butcher shop. From there,
the family patriarch started his second store, located on 13th and Dickinson. This
is where he taught his son, Umberto, the inter-workings of the business. One of the
main lessons that Joseph Sr. taught his son was to "always let the customer
know how much you appreciate them." This mindset continued with Umberto when
he left his father to start his own business in Ventnor, NJ.
While operating in Ventnor, Umberto was
able to expand his family’s tradition of great food and valued service to
new customers. With his eldest son Joseph by his side, Umberto passed on the same
lessons he had learned from his father. By 1988, Joseph left his father and opened
a new store in Mays Landing, NJ. After enjoying six years of success there with
the help of his wife Dawn, Joe felt that it was time for yet another endeavor and
decided to relocate.
In the summer of 1994, the family opened the doors of Meloni's Butcher Block, located
in Washington Twp, NJ. Being the perfect location for their Italian specialty shop,
the Melonis began serving the people of South Jersey the finest in fresh
meats and deli products.
As the business grew, so did
Meloni's products and services. In 1998, Joe’s younger brother Brian joined
the business after graduating from St. Joseph’s University and introduced
some new and innovative ideas. To satisfy the busy lifestyle of the "family
on the go", Meloni's launched a full line of take home-oven ready and prepared
meals. The business also expanded to provide off-site catering options for various
events. Over the last decade, the business has continued to grow and be recognized
as one of the best specialty food shops in all of South Jersey. Meloni’s guarantees
its customers quality food with exceptional service for many generations to come.
Joe and Brian Meloni