3. Don Peppe

Don Peppe in Queens, one of NYC's infamous mob hangouts

Opened in 1968, Don Peppe is a mainstay of Ozone Park in Queens: a favorite for its baked clams and “mamma’s marinara sauce.” But it also got press for its mafia connections: particularly when Anthony ‘Fat Tony’ Rabito, consigliere of the Bonanno crime family, was ordered, by his parole officer, to steer clear of the restaurant. He was also told to stay away from Rao’s and Bamonte’s. Perhaps Don Peppe’s got the most press because it used to be the mob hangout for Genovese capo Ciro Perrone.