{{infobox gang |game = IV |game2 = TLAD |game3 = TBOGT |locations = [[Alderney City]], [[Alderney]]
[[Acter]], [[Alderney]]
[[Little Italy]], [[Algonquin]];
[[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] |leader = Giovanni Ancelotti |type = Italian-American Mafia family |enemies = [[Irish American Killers]]
[[Pegorino Family]]
[[Gambetti Family]] |affiliations = [[Albanians]]
[[Rascalov Family]]
[[Bulgarin Family]]
[[Gay Tony]]
[[Luis Fernando Lopez]] |cars = [[Sentinel XS]]
[[PMP 600|Sports PMP 600]]
[[NRG 900]]
[[Maverick]] |weapons = [[Knife]], [[Pistol]], [[SMG]], [[Uzi]] and [[Combat Shotgun]] |fronts = Fruit Markets
Colony Island Waste Factory
Fuel Depot
Algonquin Night Clubs |members = [[Giovanni Ancelotti]]
[[Charles Matteo]] (Underboss) (Deceased)
[[Anthony Spoleto]] (Capo) (Deceased)
[[Frank Garone]] (Capo) (Deceased)
[[Rocco Pelosi]]
[[Uncle Vince]] (Deceased) }} The '''Ancelotti Family''' are one of the "[[The Commission|Five Families]]" that control organized crime in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. The family's criminal empire is based in [[Alderney City]] and [[Algonquin]], mainly around the [[Little Italy]] area. They are apparently the weakest of the Five Families, going to the extent of hiring [[Albanians|Albanian thugs]] for extra muscle. Because of this, the Ancelottis are often the target of the [[Pegorino Family]] and their hired muscle, the [[Irish Mob]]. Despite the family's small size, they still appear to be able to intimidate people, judging by some of the in game dialogue. This could be due to things that they have done in the past that remain as of yet unexplained. They also start to work with the [[Faustin Family]], earning the wrath of the [[Gambetti Family]], who consider it an insult to work with foreign crime syndicates. After the events of the storylines, the family is ruined. Most of the reputed members have been murdered, apart from the boss, his daughter [[Gracie Ancelotti|Gracie]], and made man [[Rocco Pelosi|Rocco]]. ==Reputed members and associates== ===Known Members=== *[[Giovanni Ancelotti]]- Boss. *[[Charles Matteo]]- Underboss. *[[Anthony Spoleto]]- Caporegrime. *[[Frank Garone]]- Caporegrime. *[[Rocco Pelosi]]- Soldier. *[[Uncle Vince|Vince]]- Enforcer. ===Associates=== *[[Anthony Prince]]- Nightclub entrepreneur. *[[Luis Fernando Lopez]]- Anthony Prince's bodyguard and business partner. *[[Gracie Ancelotti]]- Giovanni's daughter. ==Notes== The Ancelotti family may be based on the [[wp:Colombo crime family|Colombo crime family]], the least influent family of New York, even though the Colombos are just based in Brooklyn and don't have a heavy influence in New Jersey. Like the Colombo family the Ancelottis are one of the smaller families of New York City. ==Trivia== *It's possible the family ended after the end of [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] because Rocco left the city after [[Departure Time]] and two Capos, the Underboss and several members were killed by Niko Bellic. *During the mission [[Chinese Takeout]], [[Gay Tony]] says they are "One of the most powerful mob families in the city", despite them ironically being the weakest. *It is possible that the buyers in the mission [[If the Price is Right]] are the Ancelottis since they are known to be in the business of dealing drugs with [[Dimitri Rascalov]] and the [[Russian Mafia]]. *The family's main/favorite car is the [[Cognoscenti]], seen driven more by them then anybody. {{Gangs}} {{GTA IV Gangs}} [[Category:Gangs]] [[Category:Cosa Nostra]] [[Category:Gangs in GTA IV]] [[Category:Gangs in The Lost and Damned]] [[Category:Gangs in The Ballad of Gay Tony]]

Prawn Island Mansions

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Overview of the Prawn Island mansions in GTA Vice City.

The mansions at Prawn Island refers to a collection of three villas located on the northern tip of Prawn Island in Vice City in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. The mansions serve as a key location in the storyline of both games; in GTA Vice City Stories, the northern mansion, which the game dubs the "Mendez mansion", is Diego and Armando Mendez's residence.


In general, the Prawn Island mansions are located on an elevated terrain that slopes upwards from south to north, fronting the island's commercial block and InterGlobal Studios to the south, and encircle a fountain which, in GTA Vice City, is depicted to be pouring water.

The three mansions, each located to the west, north and east are distinguished by their color or design. The western and eastern mansions are identical in structural design, but differ in color (the western mansion is green and the eastern mansion is yellow), while the northern mansion shares the same color scheme as the western mansion but is depicted with a unique architectural design. In addition, the western and eastern mansions do not feature extensive compounds, while the northern mansion is/was lavishly equipped with a swimming pool, a basketball court (in GTA Vice City Stories), and a tennis court.

GTA Vice City

In GTA Vice City, set in 1986, the mansions' compounds are by large depicted in a dilapidated state, serving as a base of operation for the Streetwannabe's, and as a result, are (with the exception of the western mansion) heavily vandalized and their buildings covered in graffiti. The eastern mansion is accessible at any point of time in the game, and boasts a ruined two-storey interior that also provides access to the second floor veranda and the rooftop. A Gang Burrito can also be found parked in front of the northern mansion.

The mansions are prominently featured in "Phnom Penh '86", when the player, with assistance from Lance Vance, launches an assault on the Streetwannabe's stronghold among the Prawn Island mansions, gunning down defending Streetwannabe's thugs in all three mansion compounds, and fighting their way up the eastern mansion.

GTA Vice City Stories

Overview of the mansions in GTA Vice City Stories.

In GTA Vice City Stories, set two years before events in GTA Vice City, the mansions are depicted to still be in good condition to the point the area features well trimmed lawns and well furnished backyards.

The northern mansion, which takes up the largest share of land among the three, is occupied by Diego and Armando Mendez, heads of the Mendez Cartel, and is thus referred to by the game as the "Mendez mansion". At one point in the game, a Domestobot operates in the mansion to do chores; during "Domo Arigato Domestoboto", the player seizes control of the robot to crack a safe in the mansion; this is the only time in the game when the player can explore the upper interiors of the mansion.

The Mendez mansion would serve as the starting point for missions given by the Mendez Brothers, and is also the central flashpoint during "Light My Pyre", when Lance Vance and the player charge in in a failed attempt to save a kidnapped Louise Cassidy-Williams, although Victor succeeds in killing Armando in the mansion's (unusually) spacious basement level in the process. The killing sends Diego seeking refuge at the Mendez Building, leaving the Mendez mansion abandoned.


GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City Stories