no. 246

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
No. 246 is an Italian-inspired, locally sourced restaurant that features simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine and handmade pasta. From chefs Drew Belline and Ford Fry, the menu showcases the high quality of farm fresh ingredients. No. 246 offers brunch every Saturday and Sunday including pancakes, eggs benedict, pastas and more! For more information on our Chef's Counter and Black Sheep Table, please visit our website.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Love this restaurant and have been multiple times. However, the last two times all of the dishes have been over-salted. Happened again this week.

g
Atlanta
134 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant in charming Decatur Square. Decor is hip and pleasant. Our server, Adriana, was personable and very nice. We were six and noise level was energetic. Would be nice to have a round table when that many, but it was fine. Food was creative and good. Bread crispy. Mushroom appetizer tasty. I had the Ricotta Mezzaluna. It was ok, but a little on the salty side. Tasted the chicken cacciatore which was better. Those who had the black spaghetti were pleased. Will consider returning if in the vicinity.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to end our experience at No.246 was amazing! The hostess, Chloe was so accommodating and pleasant. Food was amazing and our server Zack was so knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely be back

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love 246!!! Have been several times and it’s always perfect❤️

SS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My review speaks for itself, but monitor OpenTable rewards. This is the second time at this restaurant the hostess has not done whatever they are supposed to do to make sure the customer receives awards points. And yes, I did check the box when I made the reservation.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, creative food. Great service. Perfect spot!

VS
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Italian experience here was amazing. The service, drinks, and food were divine. Definitely will be back again!!

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will definitely return!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food !

TN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black spaghetti and lamb bolognese were amazing!

JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I definitely recommend trying 246. I have been here numerous times and the service is typically top notch and the food is always delicious.

CC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Made a special request for a specific table when I made the reservation... it was ignored and I had to remind the hostess. It appeared as though the server had too many tables as we had to ask other staff to refill coffee, he never brought sweetener to the table with original round of coffee, nor did he ask...we got it from another server, we asked for pepper for our Carbonara and it never showed. He would go away and never come back. We had wave the credit card in the air to get our check. This is our 3rd visit... might be the last.

JC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great ambiance for a birthday/valentine dinner!

CJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great intimate environment with amazing food. Their variety of dishes allows for your pallet to be satisfied, but yet intrigued by the taste. Cocktails are up to par as well. Highly recommend.

K
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been going to no 246 for Valentine's Day for quite a few years now. It is a tradition that my husband and I have. In fact, we go to no. 26 for several special occasions. This time, our experience was particularly lackluster. The first course was rough -- the cold, salty, fishy lobster bisque was the first turn-off. For the second and third courses, the various waitresses brought out the wrong dishes -- twice. We were told by one of the waitresses that a manager would be by to speak to us. That never happened. Someone walked by quickly and dropped off another wrong dish. When they finally brought out our correct dishes, everything was cold and unenjoyable. Because of our proximity to other guests (the place was packed for Valentine's Day), we didn't want to keep complaining, especially because it seemed everyone in the restaurant was just too busy to care. However, the people sitting t our left and our right were both complaining about their experience. They also received the wrong food (and everyone complained about the fishy lobster bisque). Service was dry and inadequate. The food was mediocre at best. The experience left much to be desired. This was a disheartening experience, and my husband and I don't plan to return for any more of our special occasions. It seems the new management misses the mark completely.

BD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mind blowingly delicious. Had a 4 course meal for two and was floored at how good the food really was. Would rate 14/10 if possible. If you’re still on the fence about going, then you should just go to McDonalds and then cry about your life choices afterwards.

CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely fantastic. I have been living in the Atlanta area for two years now and during that time I have visited (and frequented) some of the top restaurants in the area. I find that "no. 246" has now taken the top spot on my list of "must dine at restaurants" in Atlanta.

no. 246 has my highest recommendation

p
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nicely prepared and presented items. The pasta was delicious. Service great

KC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ariana was amazing!! Chef Dave is the best!! They both made our anniversary unforgettable.

ES
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No. 246 has always been a good time for my wife and me. We first went there on the recommendation of a friend for Valentine's Day 2019 and fell in love from the experience. We went back to celebrate an early Valentine's Day and our dating anniversary, which happened within a week of Valentine's Day. Casey was our waiter this time and was one of the most charming, personable, and professional waiters we've had the pleasure of meeting. The food was cooked to perfection, the flavors of the meals exquisitely balanced, and the drink recommendations did not disappoint. For those that are on the fence about checking this place out, in the words of Shia LaBeouf, "Just Do It!"

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katie was an exceptional host and could not have been more accommodating for our birthday dinner. So happy we went and will be back again for sure.

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for my wife's birthday. Everything was really good! A bit noisy, but we did go at a peak time, so what are ya gonna do? Definitely a fun place to eat and hang with friends!

CM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great food, and even better service - hope to be able to visit again!!

KR
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food at 246! My friend from NYC also loved her pasta. Always excellent and I will be back. I also love that they are dog friendly.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing as always. One of our favorite diving experiences in atl

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service - will absolutely be back, and will look forward to it!

EP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always great fresh flavorful food. Salad and fresh pasta with a great cocktail made for another memorable experience at 246!

R
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Italian restaurants anywhere. Every dish is outstanding, service top notch, atmosphere fun without being crazy loud, prices are reasonable given the quality. I make sure to stop there every time I am in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience . Very friendly staff and service . Food was fantastic and high quality . Get the spaghetti and meatballs :)

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating my birthday. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely return VERY soon.

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No. 246 is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is great, but most importantly, Zach is our favorite person in the restaurant business. He is so friendly, thoughtful, and caring, and I would give him 6 stars if I could.

LL
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely professional and courteous staff! Amazing food and cocktails!

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta! We had Katie who had so many recommendations for us. She was a complete joy. The food is also stellar but duh. Ford Fry never disappoints. Can’t recommend it enough!!

OT
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere and service always great—food is hit-or-miss. Meatball is next-level, it is so tender and flavorful. Salad was drowned in dressing, though, and carbonara was greasy. Potato side was heavy but crispy and delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very nice from the first contact of calling and pushing the reservation back a half hour. Then the GPS took us to a different location and I call for exact area and she gave great directions. The food was very good and the waitress was amazing and welcoming. She answered all our questions and resolved any problems we had as well which was very minor. The atmosphere very social and upbeat. Love the look of the place. It’s very spacious and comfortable but looks very small from the outside. I plan on returning next time with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday soon.

EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Last Saturday night we ate wonderful food there, but we felt very disappointed with the overall experience. Our table, with a reservation, was placed in the doorway between the bar and main dining room. We were in the way, with a constant wave of people jostling by our table. It’s always loud there, but it was made louder due to our table’s awkward placement. A nice table by the window emptied five minutes after we sat down. We will be back, but I’m going to specify which table. I pity the poor people that get stuck in the doorway.

RS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Very noisy: difficult to hear people on the other side of the table without leaning across. Crowded: servers (and customers?) bumped into the back of my chair all night (1 1/2 hours). Have had fantastic meals, to include parties, at 246 before, but this didn’t meet my expectations. But I’ll be back, just maybe not for a Saturday night party.
Great pinot noir!

d
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great time at 246. We had the black spaghetti and spaghetti and meat balls The olive appetizer is also wonderful. Enjoyed working with Zach.

F
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST cacio de Pepe in Atlanta!!!! No lie, hands down, no one makes this pasta dish anywhere close to no. 246! The drinks were delicious, we chose to dine at the bar for the ambiance at most restaurants, the bar service was top notch. We also enjoyed two of my favorite apps, the meatball & the baked ricotta. I can’t tell you how many times I have recommended this restaurant to anyone asking about food Italian food. I used to drive in from Alpharetta to enjoy this gem, now that I live intown I have the pleasure of enjoying it more often.

m
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'll keep coming back for the black spaghetti! Definitely not for the faint of heart (they can get a little heavy-handed with the olive oil...) but the combo of sweet, shrimp, fresh-made squid ink pasta, chilies, garlic and pesto is 👌👌👌 Takes me straight to Sicily.