no. 246

4.7
1668 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
No. 246 is an Italian-inspired, locally sourced restaurant from Ford Fry and Drew Belline. The menu features simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine that showcase the quality of farm fresh ingredients.

For a unique and personal view of the restaurant, we offer seating nightly at our Chef's Counter, overlooking the kitchen, or at our communal Black Sheep Table. For $65 per person (up to four people), the Chef’s Counter will tailor a special four-course dinner with the best ingredients the season has to offer. The Black Sheep Table, $50 per person (up to 12 people), offers a custom family-style dining experience.

All reservations for the Chef’s Counter and Black Sheep Table MUST be made by phone –678-399-8246 – and at least 24 hours in advance. For details on these experiences and also for large party information, please visit our website.
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CE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh I wish we had you closer to our home! I asked a friend who lives in Decatur for suggestions for a place to take a longtime friend who was in town for work over by Emory. We so very much enjoyed the entire experience. The food was delicious. The service just right and the atmosphere perfect for catching up.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was plentiful drinks amazing dessert to die for wife gave me s e x. Great time

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LA
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great drinks and pasta. Food came quick and hot. Nice service also. Love the look of this place really cute

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KJ
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time and the food was great! The waitress was very helpful in picking out a great bottle of wine! She really made the evening special.

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JD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. From the second we walked in the door everyone was so super friendly. Food was delicious and great atmosphere!

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BV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The hostess sat 5 other parties of 2 before us. We even asked her why and she clearly forgot about us.

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CK
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this Restaurant! The food was elegant and unforgettable! Thank you for making my Birthday so special! Great night!

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SP
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was Niel. He was amazing with his knowledge of the menu and wine pairing. In addition very attentive.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. Overly delicious. Really hits the spot. My partner and I plan on coming here once a month since it’s nearby.

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s
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding spirits and food! The customer service is friendly and welcoming!!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. I tried a new red wine that I absolutely Love now. Our waiter was amazing! The ambiance was nice. I would definitely return one day.

I ordered the Black Spaghetti and literally did not expect to have black spaghetti.

The waiter was very generous in recommendations.

I loved my experience.

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OT
Atlanta
55 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

246 is one of our neighborhood favorites, top for Italian. Excellent food and wine wine list.

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KB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night out. Great service. Best pasta I've had in a very ong time!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met future MIL for brunch to discuss wedding details. Food highly recommend

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. The pasta and pizza were to die for. Servers were very friendly and kind and went out of their way to celebrate my friend’s birthday. A little noisy.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey but a great spot and fantastic food!

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m
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is one of our go-tos—for so many reasons beyond the fact that it's 10 minutes from our house. The food is consistently great (simple, fresh, balanced, delicious, not afraid of a little decadence), the service is excellent, and the space is perfectly lit (I prefer something approximating candlelight for the dinner hours). I highly recommend booking the "Chef's table" if they still offer it. You get to sit right at the open kitchen and watch as a coursed meal is prepared and presented especially to you and your select tablemates. Will be back again soon, I'm sure.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere superb customer service the waitresses are amazing

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! The pancake was delicious!!

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A
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very upbeat ambiance. Food and service were outstanding.

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MT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always a “go to” restaurant where we know everything will be great

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G
Omaha
22 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate early and they didn’t seem really ready for us. Our server was nice and knowledgeable but we didn’t see her much and waited a long time to order. On the other end of the spectrum, I had an unusual request for a busboy who went above and beyond to deliver it. Food was excellent. Hope to have better overall service next time.

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C
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent from the service to the food. At the peak of restaurant occupancy it did get quite loud. Difficult to hear the person in front of you.

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s
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely meal. From snapper to eggplant to cacio e pepe delicious.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

246 is our favorite go to. Consistently great food, drinks and ambience.

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T
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better than ever!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is always great!

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FB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my best friend here for her birthday and it was amazing!! Our server Chris was fantastic! He was personable and well versed in everything on the menu! He provided stellar suggestions for dinner. Our meal was perfect from the savory Baked Ricotta to the classic Cacio de Pepe everything was perfectly prepared. We will definitely be going back!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little Italian gem tucked away in downtown Decatur! Simple elegant interior with an exceptional staff and glorious food! Anything you try will amaze your palate from the unique salads to the exquisite pasta as everything is fresh farm sourced. Order several pasta choices to share as the portions will satisfy both the hungry and the family. Next time we will have o save room for dessert as we outlet tummies were already sated by the end of the meal!

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HA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive and informed service, and a another great experience.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. He answered all the questions we had and gave suggestions. The spaghetti for two was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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k
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a great dinner experience for my gf who had not been there before. Food was delicious. Looking forward to next visit

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RA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Quality of service and food were excellent!

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SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Match Day for my fiancé and our sweet waitress brought us champagne❤️Had the best meal, that cacio e pepe is wow

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PH
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Caesar Salad was great, Mezzalune was good, would have been even better with less bacon. Server very good. Restaurant a bit noisy...hard to have a conversation with three other people(but not impossible). We'll come back.

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b
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very wonderful meal for 4. We had to get a late reservation because it was within a week and this place fills up quick. That also means it was very crowded and loud when we got there, something I'm not a big fan of but calm down the longer we stayed. We got the meatballs and they were excellent, though a little short of the manna from heaven we were led to believe they were. I had black spaghetti and it was amazing. My wife had the chicken marsala and it's one of the best things I've ever tasted. The wine list was good and bar program seemed quite solid for what they were going for. If you're looking for obscure Italian digestives then this is your spot but don't expect a huge whiskey selection.

The only real knock on this place is that the wood fired oven left us smelling a bit like campfire when we left.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is just great except the pasta which is a shame as its a signature dish. Al dente fresh pasta that is just way too dense and doughy. We each had a different pasta dish and not sure if it was just an off night but we could not finish our meals. We are Italian food lovers and this was a disappointment. Excellent salads, & deserts. Great atmosphere and service.

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MW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - black spaghetti and agnolotti were both fantastic. Great wines and cocktails, excellent service. Def be back AMS recommend!

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was horrible. Ordered the chicken marsala for two - a so called "staple". The chicken was tough, and the whole dish was unbearably salty. The wine I had, I'm pretty sure was actually spoiled, but I powered through it because I was on a date and I didn't want to ruin the evening. Definitely not going back.

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