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no. 246

4.8
1389 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Brunch: saturday - sunday 11:00 - 3:00; Dinner: sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; monday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, friday - saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(678) 399-8246
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Drew Belline
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church Street
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Parking details
There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.
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Public transit
The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@fordfry.com for special event information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1389 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I had the breakfast pizza. It's better with the peaches, but I guess they aren't in season. The service is normally faster. This day it was slower. It's worth a trip

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great time! Loved the meatballs, wise guy pizza, bolognese, and black spaghetti. Service was wonderful. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

246 is easily our favorite restaurant in Decatur. We had a special evening planned with some dear friends who had never been before and we were very excited about turning them on to this great restaurant. No disappointments, as the food and the service lived up to normally superb standards. We have been coming for years and plan on returning very soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant has been consistently excellent for many many years.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food and service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was delicious. Neil, our waiter had a great personality, was very knowledgable about the food and wine he was recommending and he was very attentive. A great dining experience overall :)

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our regular Friday night haunt never disappoints . Want a friendly place that serves really great meals time after time and creates one of the most welcoming atmosphere ( even with 4 small kids) then stop wasting time and visit 246. Totally unpretentious dining with feel good atmosphere and noteworthy dishes.
Go ! Now!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was my first visit, but it was absolutely spectacular. Every bite of every dish was delicious. We will absolutely return.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great meal, just what we wanted, definitely will be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We’ve wanted to go there for long while. So, made reservation for my birthday. We found it great all around, Cristi, our server was terrific, as was all there. Meatball is one of the best! Especially enjoyed the Pastas. 1/2 orders are perfect. We’ll certainly go again ... thanks 246!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was not my 1st visit to 246 and it won’t be the last! There were 4 of us and we all ordered something different and everyone’s meals were exceptional. And the drinks we’re equally exceptional. It’s on the higher priced side but well worth it for special occasion

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This was a repeat visit to 246 and the food and service were as outstanding as in prior dinners. A definite “ go to” for a special evening!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Really enjoyed it. Food is very good, and the service and ambiance were also great for a get together. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Took a friend from out of town for a fun evening out! The food was delicious and the atmosphere cozy and energetic. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Bradley is the manager here and runs a tight ship, food, service and atmosphere is consistently amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Best pasta ever.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Very good food. A little loud for my taste, but we'll still go back.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazingly friendly service and quick but thoughtful timing with wine, appetizers & the meal. Reasonable price for the gourmet food and portion size!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We came here as a family on a Friday night. Seated in the center of the dining room, it was a little noisy, but there was enough space between tables that we weren’t distracted by other conversations. Among four of us, we sampled a pizza, the bolognese, the meatball, brick chicken and strawberry salad. All was excellent. Our server was great- I even made an error on my order, and he was very gracious in handling it after the fact. We were too full to try dessert, but we likely will be back again, so maybe next time.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food is so great that we always end up ordering multiple dishes and sharing everything. They are always accommodating. We must always get the meatball it’s excellent swimming in an abundant flavorful sauce that doesn’t rely on garlic for character. Arugula was fresh picked and well dressed. Black spaghettis were properly chewy and toothsome. Lovely fresh shrimps.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Came in to celebrate fiancé’s birthday last week with the family. Wonderful food, sincere service, and a thoroughly pleasant experience all around. Shout out to Jess for the lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had a great meal. We were there for business dinner but would be great for non-business as well. The service was excellent. Great location in Decatur. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Lovely setting and service. The food was very good, but the menu would benefit from more offerings. The tables were a bit tight. Small amount of bread was served on a piece of plain brown paper, which wasn’t very appetizing, and we were never offered more. The atmosphere lacked warmth and a welcoming vibe.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This restaurant is part of the Ford Fry empire and next to St. Cecilia is my favourite.
The atmosphere is lively, cozy and friendly; the food is exceptional. I recently had the agnolotti and it was a home run; full of flavour and delicious. Wine selections are fairly priced, service is helpful and if its a nice night try the backyard, very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was fantastic! The black spaghetti is so yummy and we love sitting outside. The vibes are great!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had Easter brunch with some friends. Everything was fantastic. The food was excellent and our server, Hayden, was a delight. They had live rabbits and a goat on the back patio area for Easter, because of course, and it was SO FUN. We really enjoyed the daytime cocktails and the overall ambience was super chill and tasteful.

We’ll be back again.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I finally decided to try no. 246 after numerous clients of mine had recommended it. We were delighted with our meals, and are already talking about when we can go back.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

no. 246 is a stand out restaurant that never fails to deliver great food and service!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We were disappointed with the wine list. Service was nice, but slow. The food was a disappointment - there's much better Italian in the surrounding areas. However, the ambiance is great.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The Black spaghetti is amazing! Came back a second time when I visited Atlanta- had to have it again! Love that you can get half portions of the pasta dishes so you can enjoy one of their amazing appetizers as well.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was great. I have been to no246 previously but this was the first time on the patio outside. Our server was amazing, she was very engaged in who we are and she felt like a friend by the end of the meal. The food was fantastic as always.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner - love the pizza, strawberry salad, black linguine and cacio e pepe.
Service was excellent and we so appreciate the ability to bring our dogs with us and sit in the nice outdoor space in the back. One of my favorite restaurants!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The best Italian dishes I've had in Georgia. I visit Italy every summer, and something about the care/crafting of each dish I've had immediately transports me to my favorite experience at a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Rome. The wine list is perfect. The costs of food/wine match the quality. Even on a weekend night with the bar being slammed, I received my drinks/food/service in a reasonable time.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was great - we had the black spaghetti & bolognese pastas. Bolognese was the favorite. Tables are a bit close together, or it would have been a 5-star across the board. Our dining neighbors we’re loud & it was difficult to converse with her in our ear.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Cannot day enough good things! Lovely service (at bar and at our table), delicious and original cocktails, and such amazing food!! House-made pasta and cheese makes for super homey and rustic Italian that my husband and I will definitely go back for! Everything I have tried is delicious (baked ricotta and meatballs are going to be a staple), atmosphere is romantic without being stuffy. Perfect place for a date night!! Love this restaraunt!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

This entire meal was amazing. They treated my family member with utmost respect for his birthday.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing experience! Great service & made a celebration fun!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The pizza margherita was excellent: crust thin in middle, puffy around the edge, and just the right amount of sauce and fresh mozzarella.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Too cold inside. AC turned way down.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Tasty food, nice ambiance but a bit noisy. Went for an anniversary and was very pleased with the food.

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