QUINCY, MA – Leo Keka, owner of Alba, a fine dining landmark here for 15 years, will open Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar right next door in Quincy Center on Hancock St.
It will be one of nine restaurants set to in coming weeks. Zef will be a large Ventian-style bacaro offering a lively, casual setting with communal dining, craft cocktails, Italian salumi, a raw bar with local oysters, pastas made in-house from freshly milled flour and traditional cicchetti, small plates offered in the bacari of Venice. Former Legal Harborside Executive Chef Keith Anderson and the team behind Alba will oversee the kitchen.
For the holiday season, Alba is offering a year-old program of giving back to guests during the holidays with free transportation.
The program was launched last year with local law enforcement officials and pays for guests’ Uber or taxi rides if they’ve had too much holiday cheer. “The program was a great success last year,” says Keka. “We want to continue to do our part to ensure the safety of the community here during the most celebratory time of the year.”