I have no idea what that negative review is all about. My husband and I live in Boston and enjoy Mamma Maria immensely. The setting is beautiful and the food is sophisticated and delicious. I always order the tuna -- which is served with black olives and anchovy. I honestly don't think it has any garlic! The restaurant is always very busy, but I would never describe the crowd as touristy. It is usually a well-dressed local crowd. Do not miss Mamma Maria. It is a great spot to dine when visiting (or living in) Boston!