Johnny is back making pizzas and other Italian specialties at his Howe Avenue restaurant. Agni \u201cJohnny\u201d Kalici has opened Downtown Pizza where he once operated Johnny\u2019s Pizza. The establishment offers take-out and dine-in options Monday through Saturday. Kalici said the key to a good pizza is in the dough, sauce, cheese, and the person making it. \u201cIf the pizza maker knows what he\u2019s doing, you\u2019ll eat good pizza,\u201d he said. \u201cWith my pizza, you can feel the difference, see the difference and taste the difference. It\u2019s the best in the Valley.\u201d Kalici has been making pizza for 26 years, since he was a teenager. \u201cI\u2019m a professional pizza maker,\u201d he said. He uses high-quality Wisconsin cheese created by an Italian food maker, he said. \u201cIt\u2019s not greasy because it\u2019s real cheese,\u201d Kalici said. He also uses top-of-the-line ingredients to make his sauce fresh every day, he said. Customer: 'Like a slice of home' Downtown Pizza offers New York-style pizza, with medium-thickness crust, whereas Johnny\u2019s had used thicker crust. \u201cI\u2019ve had people tell me it\u2019s better than in New York,\u201d Kalici said. Evan Bernard, who owns the nearby City Stylez barbershop, said the pizza reminds him of his native Brooklyn, N.Y. \u201cThe pizza is great, the sauce is perfect,\u201d Bernard said. \u201cThe place is like a slice of home that you don\u2019t have to drive two hours to get.\u201d Not just pizza Downtown Pizza offers a full menu, including pasta dishes, parmigiana, wraps, panini and focaccia sandwiches, subs, and burgers. The busiest day of the year? By far, fireworks night on the Slab, he said. Kalici previously worked at many pizzerias in the region. He came to the United States from Albania in the 1990s and began working at his aunt\u2019s bakery in Derby. He is partially fluent in six languages. He works up to 12 hours a day to get everything just right for customers, with assistance from his wife, Ferzie \u2014 she specializes in baking \u2014 and his staff. Downtown Pizza is at 350 Howe Ave.