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PODCAST: Leo Keka, owner of Alba restaurant, is in conversation with Doreen Lang.


Last night guest host Doreen Lang spoke with restaurateur Leo Keka, owner of Alba restaurants in Quincy and Hanover on My Generation, broadcast on 95.9 WATD. Keka discusses his fascinating journey from Albania 30 years ago to his success as a South Shore restaurateur. Doreen also discusses the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to local restaurants with guest Kerry Byrne, a journalist and reporter of global trends in food, travel, and culture. To listen to this timely and interesting show, please click on the audio link below (and support your local restaurants!).

Leo Keka


Kerry Byrne


ALBA Restaurant –  Zef Cicchetti – ALBA on 53

By melding the best of old world traditions with an adventurous taste for contemporary dining, Alba Restaurant Group’s international team of professionals offers guests a dynamic range of menus, beverages and surroundings.

At Alba Quincy, fine dining in comfortable elegant surroundings provides patrons with locally sourced, creatively prepared dishes, perfectly complemented with selections from one of the region’s most extensive wine lists. Alba Quincy boasts one of New England’s largest roof decks, with a garden that Leo tends to personally. He grew about a half-ton of produce for guests last year, including heirloom Albanian tomatoes.

At Zef Cicchetti & Raw Bar, Leo pays homage to the inspiration of his late father, Zef Keka, innovative, eminently shareable small plates, entrees and raw bar offerings tip their distinctive cap to the culinary traditions of his homeland’s Albanian history as a one-time province of the republic of Venice.

Alba on 53, a large beautiful Mediterranean steakhouse will feature prime beef, fresh local seafood, open kitchen, al fresco dining and a 700-bottle world-class wine list featuring the best in California Cabernet and bold Italian reds. A splash of Arab and Eastern Mediterranean flavor will distinguish Alba on 53 from the original Quincy classic.