The owner of the downtown Auburn eatery Osteria Salina recently opened a familiar restaurant at Destiny USA in Syracuse: Bambino's Bistro.
Bambino's called Auburn home for about eight years until owner Guillermo Salina decided to close the bistro to focus on Osteria Salina, which opened in 2013.
"It was time to move on," Salina said of the Auburn Bambino's location. "I believe every restaurant has a cycle."
Since closing Bambino's in Auburn two years ago, Salina said he had been looking for the perfect location to reopen the restaurant. He said his new location in the mall, on the third floor across from Funny Bones Comedy Club, is the spot he has been searching for. The restaurant opened Dec. 19.