- "We want Brooklyn one hundred percent. No more taxes to you. We want to be only loosely connected with your family -- sort of a under-family all of our own. Then we can act on all internal matters without talking. Also we want you to inform Michael Corleone that we can deal directly with him."
- ―Carmine Rosato to Frank Pentangeli[src]
Carmine operated with his brother Tony, and had become involved in the criminal lifestyle from his early twenties when he worked under Giuseppe Mariposa. He was known to be particularly involved in the drugs and prostitution markets, as well as being an overly ambitious man and his reach often exceeded his grasp. Clemenza allegedly promised Carmine and his brother three territories in The Bronx, but after he died, they were withheld by Clemenza's successor, Frank Pentangeli, who claimed that no promises had been made, and that the Rosatos were behind Clemenza's death.
Vengefully, the Rosatos formed a rogue faction and began a series of attacks against Pentangeli's group. Pentangeli asked for permission to prevent these attacks, but as Michael was in negotiations with Hyman Roth, the Rosato's secret benefactor, he asked Pentangeli to wait.
Carmine called for a sit-down with Pentangeli at a bar in Manhattan, where Pentangeli was garroted by his brother. The intervention of a policeman saved Pentangeli's life, and the Rosatos were forced to flee.
Personality and traitsEdit
Carmine Rosato was a violent, impatient individual who was often underestimated by his enemies. Though his business skills were not as good as his brother's Carmine Rosato was resourceful and cunning and knew that appearing weak can actually be one of his greatest strengths. Through this tactic he was able to ambush Frank Pentangeli with the promise of a sit-down.
As a youth, he maintained a good sense of honour, and was horrified when Rosario LaConti was murdered naked by Mariposa, as he felt it made them look like animals. He was also a snappy dresser, even during firefights.
In the video gameEdit
- "Fuck you Dominic! If you kill me, my brother will hunt you down."
- ―Carmine Rosato[src]
In the video game, after the death of Aldo Trapani, Carmine begins taking over Corleone interests in New York, which earns him the enmity of Trapani's successor, Dominic, who ultimately stops the Rosato incursions into Corleone territory. In vengeance for these acts, Dominic kills one of Rosato's made men and takes back all the stolen territories, leaving Rosato without a foothold in New York.Feigning defeat, Carmine calls for a sit-down with Dominic and Frank Pentangeli at Richie's Tavern, during which Pentangeli is garroted by Tony. The intervention of a policeman saves Pentangeli's life and allowes Dominic to escape. The Rosatos are then are forced to flee.