- "Michael Corleone says hello!"
- ―Tony Rosato[src]
The Rosatos and PentangeliEdit
In 1958, Tony and his brother began to stir up trouble in the neighbourhood of Frank Pentangeli, Clemenza's successor, after he refused them territories which they claimed were owed to them by Clemenza. Pentangeli refused, believing that they were running the territories like a disgrace, and that the brothers were responsible for Clemenza's heart attack. The brothers formed a rogue faction with the intention of taking over the Corleone family businesses in New York.
As Michael Corleone was in negotiations with Hyman Roth, he refused to allow Pentangeli to act, and instead ordered him to sue for peace and hand over the territories. Pentangeli reluctantly agreed, but was garroted by Tony in a botched assassination in a bar in Manhattan, which was orchestrated by Roth.
Personality and traitsEdit
A methodical and patient man, Tony was respected by his superiors, although they never completely trusted him and his ambitious nature. He was considered to be the opposite of his brother Carmine, although neither would back down once challenged, and Tony was not afraid to personally confront his enemies. He was a man of few words, unlike his brother, preferring to use actions to settle conflicts.
In the video gameEdit
In the second video game Tony Rosato openly becomes head of one half of the 'Rosato family' after this, gaining businesses in New York and Miami, Florida. However, he lacks connections and only manages to stay afloat because of his links to Hyman Roth.
Believing the assassination of Pentangeli was successful, Dominic tracks down Carmine Rosato and murders him before taking over his compound. Tony seeks vengeance, and begins to assault Dominic's businesses in New York and Miami, but is beaten back and forced to retreat to his compound on the east side of New York.
Soon afterwards, Dominic storms the compound with several of his men and breaks through the rear entrance of the compound. Tony intercepts them, but is gunned down.