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no. 246

4.8
4.8
2575 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
No. 246 offers “OG” red sauce, classic Italian – a reimagined direction that marks a new era for the Decatur gem, paying homage to the old-school, Italian dining scenes of yesteryear. From chefs Drew Belline and Ford Fry, the menu showcases the likes of spicy rigatoni vodka and a bowl of meatballs in gravy plus remixed, throwback to classics like calamari marinara, cheesy garlic bread, Nonna-approved pizzas and pastas and secondi crowd-pleasers like chicken al limone and shrimp scampi – plus classic cocktails and a carefully curated wine list of American and Italian standouts. For more information on our Chef's Counter and Black Sheep Table, please visit our website.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (678) 399-8246

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Drew Belline

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212

  • Neighborhood

    Decatur

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.

  • Public transit

    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 2,575 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Italian

  • Atlanta

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  • Atlanta

    Best Value

  • Atlanta

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Food was great, ambiance was fantastic. I love it here!
  2. BC

    BradleyC

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Manager was great, as was the service generally, except for the hostess, who had a nasty attitude and should be let go. The restaurant is some of the best Italian in ATL, if not the best. Fire the hostess and it’s 5 stars all around.
  3. KG

    KarenG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was very knowledgeable and patient. She gave excellent recommendations. The food came quickly and was presented nicely. We will be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely delicious food and drinks!! Quick friendly service and an extra limoncello on the house to celebrate my daughter’s birthday!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service this is my second time coming here and It will definitely not be my last!
  6. ZD

    ZDubb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious. Very noisy and energetic. But the food is delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Loved everything we ordered. Best chicken Marsala in town!
  8. RW

    RWG2022

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Food was very greasy and oily. The prosciutto Parma was a bunch of sliced meat on a plate, no attempt at presentation. Chicken “scallopine” should be very thin sliced pieces of chicken yet ours were whole chicken breasts, had I known this I would have ordered something else. My chicken also appeared to be floured and sautéed on only one side. Place appears to be pretending at being an authentic Italian restaurant but fails. Server was also obnoxious and condescending.
  9. JC

    JoanneC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best food ever! I had the stuffed macaroni with limone sauce, it was divine! My boys all enjoyed their meals as well. Very talented chefs! Our waitress was the best. She was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave comparisons in answer to our questions, so we could choose according to our mood. And everything was spot on!! DELICIOUS. I’ve already told family about it. I don’t think there is anything on the menu that we wouldn’t have liked.
  10. KG

    KelseyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the bread and Sunday gravy that they serve when you first sit down. For our main meals we got the chicken parmesan with a side of pasta and the tagliatelle Bolognese. Both were amazing! This is the first Italian restaurant we've enjoyed since moving to Atlanta from NYC so we will definitely be back to try more things, and 10/10 would recommend this restaurant to other!
  11. S

    Starshanae

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Please visit! You definitely will not regret it! It's worth the drive...well at least for us...we drive from Chattanooga TN. This last visit we had Joy as our waiter...such an amazing young woman. Thank you!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! The chicken Marsala was delicious. Complementary bread and sauce were great too.
  13. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food presented in a warm, comfortable environment. Our server, Justin, was attentive without being intrusive. He helped with descriptions and menu selections. Being able to make a reservation made this our dinner choice in Decatur even though there are SO many amazing places to choose from. We will be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was amazing. We had a reservation, and was seated immediately. The prices are what I’d expect for the market, but the food is average, at best. I’ve had better calamari at chain restaurants. If you want a place with a nice ambience and good service, this is it. If you’re looking for good food, maybe not so much.
  15. SZ

    StephenZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely delicious. The wine list is well curated. The service was simply perfect in every way. A wonderful place to have an anniversary dinner or just a night out.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience! The service and the food was impeccable!! We always love dining here, and we will be back!
  17. KF

    KristofferF

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Cristian was amazing! He made our celebration so special, we really enjoyed all of his recommendations. Dinner was outstanding!
  18. C

    Chelsea1991

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was amazing, place and vibe was great, and food was delish!! Thank you!
  19. AG

    AngelaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We throughly enjoyed our experience. From our knowledgeable server to the food, everything was amazing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable.
  21. B

    Boombee

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at 246. Great food, beautiful fun ambience and gracious wait staff. I will be back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Decatur!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in the service was incredible. The hostess was gracious and kind after having endured a pushy woman that didn’t have a reservation and a line of people building up behind her. Our server Rachel was so windy and educated on the entire menu. The food was out of this world and we can’t wait to go back.
  24. Z

    Zeke

    Atlanta

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Today, poorly trained staff and poor execution of their dining plan has become all too common at many restaurants. But no.246 has decided NOT to follow the trend. From the moment we stepped through the doors of no. 246, I knew this would be an exceptional dinning experience. My husband and I were promptly greeted by a pleasant hostess. After giving my name, she quickly escorted us to a table outside, which indicates they actually had an accurate record of our reservation. Pleasant surprise! I describe the restaurant’s ambience as upscale-chic without being pretentious. Most of the diners seemed to blend well with this description. Service was impeccable without being rushed. The food was excellent, as was the wine suggested by the waiter. Now I understand why we had to make reservations two weeks in advance.
  25. KF

    KarenF

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and atmosphere were excellent. We will definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at a 2-top in the bar area, which ended up being the perfect atmosphere for a fun date for my wife and me. Insalate Verde, Burrata, Rigatoni Vodka, and Agnolotti were all delicious and plenty for two. Bar was excellent as always, the best in Decatur.
  27. CS

    ChriS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great!
  28. MT

    MeganT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chef's Counter experience at no.246 was life-changing. What a treat to watch your meals go from prep to plate. The food was SO flavorful and fresh. We opted in with the wine parings and they were perfect! The only sad part is we fell in love with dishes that probably won't appear on the regular menu. But it is a risk we would gladly take again. The staff was lovely. The setting was intimate. The counter has 4 seats that made it easy to either engage with another couple or keep to ourselves. Watching the chefs was fascinating. The experience overall was noteworthy. Wish I could give 6 stars.
  29. B

    Byron

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great menu. Solid service. And nice atmosphere.
  30. D

    Darlene

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and good food. The pizza and salad was fresh and delicious! I would highly recommend this place.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my significant other here for her birthdays and she throughly enjoyed the ambiance and the food. Everything was amazing, we will definitely be returning.
  32. DP

    DanielP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was Very good staff was excellent very knowledgeable of the wine selection
  33. JV

    JonathanV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    no. 246 has been exemplary every time I’ve been there (3 and counting). Every time the food is consistent and I know I can rely on always having a great experience and delicious food.
  34. MP

    MaryP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time, as always! The food and cocktails were perfect, and our server was excellent.
  35. L

    Laney

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service. Some prices were a bit high but overall reasonable for a downtown Decatur dining experience.
  36. EB

    EdenB

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at No 246. the garlic bread was amazing and our entrees were fabulous. The service was great. I would highly recommend dining here! My only complaint was it was a little noisy inside
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and good food as always!! Love this place!!
  38. DF

    DanF

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. How about some Italian music in the background?
  39. R

    Raylab

    New England

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Italian cooking with great selection of wines. Love this restaurant. Ate here two nights in a row. Always a favorite when we visit relatives in Georgia.
  40. E

    foodEater

    Atlanta

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Soo delicious!!!! I love this restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

no. 246 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 399-8246.

no. 246 is rated 4.8 stars by 2575 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 52 times today
Google Map for no. 246

129 E. Ponce De Leon Ave. Decatur, GA 30030

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Neighborhood

    Decatur

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.

  • Public transit

    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Drew Belline

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (678) 399-8246

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212

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