Bin 26 Enoteca

4.4
477 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Bin 26 Enoteca is a Beacon Hill neighborhood restaurant and wine bar with a seasonally driven menu and extensive wine list. Bin 26 Enoteca boasts an international wine list with more than forty wines by the glass and a large selection of wines by the bottle. Guests can simply drop in for an informal dish of pasta or a more formal, multi-course, haute cuisine.

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vipVzls
Fort Lauderdale
94 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife an I had dinner at 7:15 pm on a weekday.
The bartender checked us in and was extremely helpful getting us a table outside.
Our server was “Ross” (i think) and we was really great. He knew the menu and the wine list. We ordered a bottle of Pino Noir he helped us pick appetizers which consisted of 4 cheezes and meats.

Our main course and desserts where awesome.

Overall we had a great dinner and will be back again soon.

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Misty
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply yummy. Would definitely go back. It was loud but service was willing to turn down music. Chianti, pasta and good conversation…who could ask foe more?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pasta dishes and very unique and exciting wines. They are great at helping me select a wine and doing quick tastings. The pasta comes out piping hot and they use truffle oil and other flavors so beautifully. Restaurant is usually full for dinner but never packed so I always feel safe inside during covid. Staff wears masks and diners seem to be respectful. The outside patio is spacious and set up beautifully with some floral planters and nice separation from the street. Always a great time!

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vipMark
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Very nicely decorated wine bar/restaurant. Food was good, wine was good value. Server did not know the wine, disappeared and had not great response for a wine question. 45 minutes between first course and entree. Wait staff had to move too much to be efficient. Overall a nice place but not if you are pressed for time. Great playlist.

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vipDougfromCT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Appetizer and entree were delivered at the same time, with minimal apology. Chicken saltimboca was misnamed, since it didn’t resemble anything like traditional Italian saltimboca, and was drowned in a mustard sauce. The chicken was overcooked.
The salads my wife and I had were both good, as was the wine.

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BaltimoreVisitor
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Awful. The food is mediocre. The service is not great. Order 4 piece cheese appetizer and the waitperson didn’t know what cheeses they offered. Prosciutto was domestic. Don’t waste your money.

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vipMattL
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

This is an incredible spot for a date night in the city. The outdoor dining area is right alongside the street in Boston's Beacon Hill area. The pastas are handmade in-house and, yes, you can taste a different. The Bolognese is a must-try.

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CatalinaU
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We always trust Open Table review to book restaurants in city that we visited. The service was terrible, the lady at the front table, rarely smile, or had a nice sentence, she was just doing her job, without making you feel welcome. It seems like they have two sizes portions and bring my son the small one, and he was so disappointed, for the little amount of food he received.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server mixed up our order. We received our entrees before our apps and then the side order of veggies came out so much later we were already done with our meal. Seemed like they were understaffed and while that’s understandable due to covid at least offer a free dessert or something as a remedy. Server never offered us dessert we just asked for the check and still tipped her 20% because I’ve been in the service industry. Food was good just not served at the appropriate times and took a long time. If they get their act together and pay more attention to timing it would’ve been a great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with great service and a high quality wine list. Fine dining in a casual setting.

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AngleM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got the lamb appetizer -- best I've ever had. The server was very knowledgable about wine pairings. The entrees (hangar steak and salmon) were outstanding.

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ToddS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Bravo Bin 26. While growing up in the Boston area, I just recently returned following a 28 year absence. So this was my first visit to Bin 26, well-located on Charles St adjacent to historic Beacon Hill. The establishment was created by owner Babak Bina, which is now 16 years young! We sat outside, and were greeted by Babak, who not only cleaned off our outdoor table, but provided insightful service and wine recommendations. On this warm summer evening, we had hoped for a relatively dry and crisp rosé, and Babak brought us something off the "by the glass" list to open a new bottle called "Berne Inspiration" (2019) which proved an excellent accompaniment to our pasta dishes: tagliatelle with seared scallops, onion, garlic, & red chile, and a capellini with a tomato based sauce made with fresh basil & mozzarella.

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vipMangia5
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Average food. Bread stale. Vegetable served wet from steamer etc.

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DavidW
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Noise level was due to street side outdoor dining. Food was good but the ravioli was over priced considering the stuffing was sparse and the amount of food was disproportionate to the price(130.00 including tip). My desert cannoli was 2 inches long and amounted to 2 small bites. We don’t drink and we were told that the only other beverage option was water. Overall it wasn’t worth complaining to management but we won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tuna was fishy - sent it back. Otherwise pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great

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vipKate
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I’ve been coming here since I moved back to Boston in 2015. I live in Charlestown now so it’s a little bit harder to get to, but I missed it and recently returned.

Everything was exactly how I remembered! The pasta was divine, the wine list was spectacular, and the Barada remains a must have! I highly recommend you check out this special place.

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gregoryr
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be happier about our experience here. Will happily
return time & time again. The sommelier was outstanding and the service was flawless.

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SamN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice birthday

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vipJayB
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Veal.chop is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely service! Food was mostly good but the tuna was lackluster and could have used more tuna and some flavor.

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teb4s
New England
47 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. The home made pasta dishes are exceptional. Service is prompt, friendly and always professional.

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vipPickyL
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is usually quite interesting and sometimes exceptional. Not sure If disorganized waitstaff is related to covid with insufficient employees or poor supervision but waiting 30 minutes for coffee with dessert was a bit much and having to ask for utensils when food is brought—- my husband reduced the credit card tip but I supplemented with cash- don’t want to blame the waiters during this time but more supervision is in order- this was exceptional but disorganization in service was typical at other visits was well

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vipraidersix2002
New England
149 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places . . . great wines . . . excellent service including advice on wine selections

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and great selection of wines. Went on a whim, had a great experience. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing. I actually felt like I was back in Italy. The food and wine was outstanding. Our waitress was so sweet and knowledgeable. Definitely a hidden gem.

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vipSarahH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are outside; had a terrific time. Would recommend.

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viphrsachs
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was exceptional and we had a nice time. So why not 5 stars? Well all the tables around us were offered bread with their drinks. We never were. Consistency earns you 5 stars, inconsistency does not.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bin 26 hands-down offers the best service in Boston. Between the laid-back yet knowledgeable staff, excellent food and impressive wine list; there's no better choice for date night, a business meal, or a whim with friends. I can't recommend this place enough.

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vipEricP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing top to bottom. Service was fantastic - great recommendations and very attentive.

Loved it!

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vipXander
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is uniformly excellent across the menu. The service is always friendly and efficient. Love the atmosphere at the bar.

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SamZ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great outdoor spot for enjoying an evening, and for people watching. Menu isn’t broad enough. Our waiter hovered lot which isn’t great for relaxation. And ordering wine they ask if you want a 250ml size with no price on the menu so you’re surprised by the bill which feels tricky.

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vipPickyL
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Eating outside on a busy street has its issues but that is covid and the owners of this restaurant some time ago did their best to convert a very awkward space into a dining environment so ambiance has never been superb. However the food has never been better and the wine selections are always excellent

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anonymous
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio was delightful. Lively but not loud. They were busy but we felt fully tended to. Our server was great. The food was wonderful (split several apps- marinated olives, burrata, eggplant, pear wrapped in prosciutto, veggie flatbread). zero disappointments. such a great way to ease back into Boston night life and dining with friends.

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LawrenceK
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We dined indoors but there was plenty of outdoor seating too. Our server Sarah was very friendly, helpful with the menu, and cheerfully helped us with a big spill. The wines were delicious and this is a good place to taste a lot of different wines. We also ate off the appetizer menu and ordered about half the items. The lamb chops and the pesto shrimp were the two best. The burrata is large and easily serves two. It was a bit pricey and a little loud. We’d go back again.

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Booverman
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First time here. Had huge expectations and overall it was an unfortunate disappointment. The service was excellent from the greeting throughout the meal to the end. The food, however, was not good enough. The eggplant parm app was very bland, as were the meatballs. The pappardelle (sp?) entrée missed the mark -- was good, not excellent. The flavor profile was really nothing special. The squid ink spaghetti/shrimp scampi was very good, but still felt the flavors just weren't complex enough for this palate. Great wine selection -- really like the way they offer different quantities, and the wine we had was great. Energetic and fun atmosphere. Probably won't go back, sorry. Too many other great Boston restaurants offering better food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great over all Experience great wine list

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vipexperiential
Pittsburgh
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors, even though it was a hot day, the tree above provided shade and there was a slight breeze. Just delightful. S

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was frozen...

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Bin 26 Enoteca does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bin 26 Enoteca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 723-5939.

Bin 26 Enoteca is rated 4.4 stars by 477 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.