5. Tommaso

Famous in Dyker Park for its Italian cuisine, Tommaso caught an early break when the Gambino crime family opened up a headquarters next door. Mafia frequenters included the aforementioned Paul Castellano – the don that was murdered outside of Sparks Steakhouse.

Owner Tommosa Verdillo told the Financial Times that Castellano was “like a big brother to me.” Verdillo even catered many events at the don’s Staten Island home.