Mobster Anthony Rabito Banned From Favorite Italian Restaurants
Mobster Anthony "Fat Tony" Rabito, consigliere of the Bonanno crime family, can no longer get his fat on at four old-school Italian eateries in New York City, according to the New York Post. Just released from Loretto federal prison in Pennsylvania last month after charges of gambling, racketeering, and extortion, Rabito won't be able to celebrate with a big fork full of mussels marinara or lemon chicken at Rao's in East Harlem, Bamonte's in Williamsburg, the Parkside Restaurant in Corona, and Don Peppe in Ozone Park.
When gangsters get out of prison, they are usually placed on supervised release for three years and prohibited from hanging out with other convicted felons or known mob members or associates. Rabito's case, however, appears unique in that his probation officers allegedly told him to stay away from specific restaurants. Probation officials refused to comment.
The story does a pretty phenomenal job capitalizing on all the inherent mobster puns, like how Rabito got "bada-banned" and "still longs for a pizza the action."