Not to be confused with Russian Mafia.

The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra or The Commission) is a real-life criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Italy. An offshoot emerged on the East Coast of the United States during the late 19th century following waves of immigration. In America, the Mafia often refers to Italian American organized crime in general, rather than just Sicilian American organized crime. Each Mafia family is lead by a Don or Capo Crimine.

The Mafia had dominated organized crime in the United States until the latter decades of the 20th Century, when non-Italian criminal organizations and street gangs rose in prominence. Over the years, the mafia families has come into conflict with each other and with other gangs.

Mafia Gangs

Name Leader Members Based Appearances
Leone Family Salvatore Leone Toni Cipriani
Joey Leone
Luigi Goterelli
Mickey Hamfists
Vincenzo Cilli
Joseph Daniel O'Toole
Giovanni Casa
Liberty City ( Originally Sicily , formerly Las Venturas) GTA III
Advance (possibly)
San Andreas
Liberty City Stories
Forelli Family Franco Forelli
Sonny Forelli

Giorgio Forelli
Mike Forelli
Marco Forelli

Unknown (formerly Liberty City and Las Venturas) GTA III
Vice City
San Andreas
Liberty City Stories
Vice City Stories
Sindacco Family Paulie Sindacco Johnny Sindacco
Joseph Daniel O'Toole
Las Venturas (formerly Liberty City ) San Andreas
Liberty City Stories
Sicilian Mafia Uncle Leone Massimo Torini Sicily Liberty City Stories
Pavano Family Mary Valvona Arthur Zepulla
Mario Venturella
Vito Menotti
Algonquin and Alderney, Liberty City GTA IV
Lupisella Family Mark Lupisella Vincent Lupisella
Sonny Onorato
Moe Schwartz
Algonquin and Bohan, Liberty City GTA IV
Gambetti Family Jon Gravelli Sammy Bottino
Rosario Zito
Broker, Dukes, and Algonquin, Liberty City GTA IV
Messina Family Harvey Noto Harry Hall
Mark Volpe
Algonquin and Dukes, Liberty City GTA IV, GTA Chinatown Wars, The Ballad of Gay Tony
Ancelotti Family Giovanni Ancelotti Charles Matteo
Anthony Spoleto
Frank Garone
Algonquin and Alderney, Liberty City GTA IV, The Ballad of Gay Tony
Pegorino Family Jimmy Pegorino Phil Bell
Ray Boccino
Anthony Corrado
Alderney, Liberty City GTA IV, The Lost and Damned

See Also


  • In GTA San Andreas, every gang but the Mafia have three gang member models. The Mafia have one extra, making four.
  • There is a glitch in GTA San Andreas that enables the player to gain more gang territories throughout the state of San Andreas. To exploit this glitch, fly a plane into the southwest or southeast corners of the map and continue onwards in the respective direction; continue this for a long period (30 real-world minutes is suggested), then either fly back (which will take a long time), or drown oneself after the 30-minute mark. After returning or awaking at a hospital, a glitch will have occurred, and there will be gang territories visible all over San Andreas. The Italian Mafia can now be encountered in Las Venturas, usually wielding Pistols and Desert Eagles, and driving Feltzers, Sentinels, or Admirals.