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New owner of Skaneateles restaurant wants to preserve its legacy

In 1996, shortly after Rosalie’s Cucina first opened in Skaneateles, Marc Albino applied to work at the Tuscan-style restaurant.

He didn’t get the job.

Albino then enrolled in cooking school. After graduating, he returned to Rosalie’s, where he started as a sous chef in 2003. Why did he want to return to a place that had initially rejected him?

“It’s a staple in the community. There’s nothing better around,” Albino said.

As of Jan. 1, after 16 years working at the restaurant, Albino has taken full ownership. And his most important goal, he said, is preserving the legacy that’s made it such a popular destination in the community.

Most recently a managing partner following time as general manager and executive chef, Albino is taking over the restaurant from longtime owner Gary Robinson, who will remain on as a consulting partner.

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