Bin 26 Enoteca

4.4
502 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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lwinters
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Really great food, loved that they had half dish options. Really great wine list, would definitely visit again

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vipChristianC
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine both very good.

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teb4s
New England
48 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful place to enjoy some terrific food. Highly recommended.

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Foodie
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The pear/ prosciutto appetizer was great. The beef medallions with creamy polenta had very little flavor, and there was no salt to be found. The waiter was sweet but inattentive and not very knowledgeable. It was SO LOUD, which is not always a bad thing, but with the tables so close together, there was no way to not listen to our cackling neighboring diners. We couldn’t wait to leave. :-(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good but portions were tiny. Any party over two people will be put in the back near the bathrooms, which you will hear and, at times, smell. The service is average and they they weigh their food, so don’t even bother complaining that it’s too expensive for the small dishes you’ll get because the waitress/waiter will only tell you that they with everything, so there’s nothing they can do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this little gem because the restaurant we wanted to go to down the street was fully booked. Everything about this place is outstanding. I like that they have half portion pastas. That makes it great for sharing, especially if you want to order the larger entrees. The food is flavorful and fresh. Our server was friendly and attentive (which is hard to find these days). They also have tables with heat lamps for those who want to do outdoor dining. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. House table red wines not so good. Not many moderate priced wines by the bottle to purchase.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine, excellent excellent eggplant and meatballs. Excellent service. Quiet and cozy

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vipKayO
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great wine selection and ambiance. Had pasta that was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great wine list put together by a innovative, knowledgeable wine director. Intimate atmosphere.

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vipCarolynT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately our waiter was either poorly trained or inexperienced. Drinks were slow with prompting necessary. The food bland with the exception of the burrata.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Maybe we misunderstood the vibe.

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local
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This place really went downhill.

Waitstaff was clearly inexperienced & poorly trained. They knew nothing of the wine list. Poured champagne into a wine glass & it went flat. Struggled to open the wine bottle. There was one waiter covering the entire indoor dining area, who we rarely saw. Service was very slow.

Many wines on the menu unavailable (which we were only told after selecting/ordering).

Food was mediocre. Charcuterie board was grossly warm, cheeses were sloppily cut & all mixed together. No one told us what was on the board when it arrived. Entrees were ok but nothing special. No one in our party complimented or finished their meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, sufficient portions, delicious (though pricey) wine and above all, and especially hard to find in these post-Covid days, EXCEPTIONAL service from the host to the server.

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vipCookie
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

No diet coke , diet pepsi or ginger ale on menu.
Food delicious but took an hour to come out once we placed order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was our first time in-person here and we were excited to check it out as we’d just moved to Beacon Hill. Had a 745 reservation—at 8, we checked and they gave away our table.Finally at 815 they sat us yet unfortunately it was in the very back. After another 10 or so minutes our server finally came over to give us our menus—not even apologizing for the wait or even speaking to us at all. The food was amazing and came out pretty quick, but the service was truly lacking. We’ll be getting takeout from here again but not going in-person anymore.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Waited 90 minutes for our food after we put in our order. No Updates were given from waiter.. we had to ask them

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting outside on Charles Street..friendly warm service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall very good. Highly recommend the chicken

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food is great. Service

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vipRobertA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service! Fun spot for every day dining.

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vipPickyL
Denver
90 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eating outside on Charles street is always a traffic experience but the food and wine were delicious and the owners and staff are lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tiramisu ever.

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vipdll1
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service, nice location, recommended

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vipVzls
Fort Lauderdale
102 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
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 on September 18, 2021
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 on September 17, 2021
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
26 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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vipGreat
Philadelphia
416 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and service. We had to ask for bread and butter. Not inexpensive as they say. Nice charming place.

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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
12 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
47 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
18 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.

FAQs

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 502 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.