A Soldato (soldier, or made man) is a member of a Mafia crime family. Soldiers start as associates that have proven themselves. When there is an open spot in the family, a capo may recommend an up-and-coming associate to be a new member. In the case that there is only one slot and multiple recommendations, the boss will decide.

The new member usually becomes part of the crew of the capo who recommended him. Some soldiers work by themselves, earning money for the family alone, although most are part of crews. They are called made men, as they have made their bones by committing a murder in front of Mafia witnesses or under orders from a high-ranking member of the family. This ensures the soldier's reliability: he will never testify against a man who could testify against him. Being made is the beginning of a Mafia career.

Notable Soldatos

Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven
Mafia II
Mafia III


  • Falcone soldato Vito Scaletta
  • Falcone soldato Joe Barbaro
  • Clemente (later Falcone) soldato Henry Tomasino
  • Salieri soldato Tommy Angelo
  • Salieri soldato Paulie