He's such an asshole for calling sauce "gravy". And he really shoe-horned that line in there to show how Eye-Talian he is.
Artie saw The Godfather too, eh?
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat