no. 246

4.7
1582 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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Berlin
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Never a misstep!

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BB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Get the Black Pasta. Don’t question it...just do it.

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SW
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food. Pizza was delicious. Olive oil cake was excellent.

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LL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu! Great Service! Amazing Staff!
The food is incredible!
We are nearby, this is now our new dinner meeting location!

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CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No. 246 was delicious! Two in our party had spaghetti and meatballs with huge three-meat meatballs and fresh homemade pasta. The eggplant involtini was so flavorful - and the semolina bread! Definitely recommend this!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and the service were impeccable.

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Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

When my wife arrived on time for the reservation she was told that “your party is already seated”....wrong. Someone had arrived early and somehow took my reserved table. Embarrassing and nothing was done other than to find my wife and her son another table after a wait. Very busy night and service was slow. Might want to beef up Fri/Sat staffing and be more careful at the front on busy nights when jerks are stealing reserved tables....James Cassady

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food - NY strip and half chicken, turnips, olive oil cake. Heaven. The service was impeccable.

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DB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday, and the hostess called a day early to confirm the reservation, where she asked if it was a special occasion. When we arrived, My SO's menu had a special birthday stamp on it, which was a cute touch that meant a lot to her. From there the service was impeccable and to cap off the evening, he added a candle to her lemon cake and served us a wonderful Prosecco. The meal wasn't cheap but it I consider it great value for the experience we had. We will definitely return.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Wait staff was great. Food was great.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food and worth the visit. Anniversary dinner and it was a very nice evening.

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

It was a birthday celebration for one of my best friends. We had the most amazing time. We really enjoyed the food, and our server Chris was AWSOME!!!

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

We go to 246 3-4/month. We always love and enjoy our meals and service here. . Ray the GM is absolutely amazing. Our server Neal was just fantastic. And the food was phenomenal. My partner and I took my sister and mother out to dinner. This is one of our favorite restaurants in ATL and right near our house. We wanted to share our experience. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed everything. The experience, ambiance, service, and food were all excellent. This is one of our favorite places for a reason.

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CS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations for 4 at 9:15pm on New Years. They were running super late and we did not end up sitting down until 10:30pm. Though that would sound like a bad thing, the way they took care of us afterwards negated the frustration of the wait entirely. We received a free glass of wine each while waiting which was nice. But since we sat down so late, they comp'd the entire meal for the 4 of us! The food was (as always) great and the wait-staff took care of us. Great meal and great job by 246 to make up for over-booking on a holiday night.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Seated 45 minutes late and the food was awful... i would have rather had a frozen pizza.

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

We had an amazing meal! Fantastic service and great food.

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FH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly amazing experience. My boyfriend and I loved the food, service and ambiance. Everyone was very attentive to us and the food was out of this world! We loved EVERY dish! We will definitely be back for Sunday brunch. This was the best New Years Eve dinner I've had in a long time! Will absolutely be back!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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AC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drew was great!!

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XW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good food, but the overall experience not one I'd want to repeat. The positives were offset by how loud it was, and the staff seemed to congregate near our table to talk business. The tables were so close together that people kept bumping into me. I tipped very well for the good service, but have no desire to return.

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MN
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating with friends in this was our first time to 246 and this will not be our last. Our waiter was delightful in very informative about the menu he music background in the ingredients of every dish and every drink that the restaurant served. I cannot say how much we appreciate the attentive staff the excellent food and drinks we had that night. The Bolognese, chicken marsala, in Black spaghetti or true inauthentic Italian style. Be prepared for large portions as you can see from the pictures. Space is limited so I recommend reservations. The GM Ray also came over to the table which I appreciated. All I can say is this restaurant does does it rightcan I will have no problem in sending in my friends.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was the best and the staff is so nice! The food was also amazing!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both amazing. Their wine selection is fabulous and their cacio e Pepe took me back to Rome. They even hooked us up with some free limoncello.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening...including the special birthday menus and desserts. The wine selection and food options were outstanding.
We were having such a great time, that we didn’t realize the hours slipping by and we were the only guests left in the restaurant.
Service was over the top.

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SB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Great food, great service but a deafening level of noise.

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SB
Tallahassee
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

no. 246 is a great place to eat. It’s in the heart of Decatur which already has a cool vibe couple that with an eatery with a cool vibe and great food and its magic! Pasta, shrimp and grits, chicken and gravy biscuit are what I’ve tried and I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite. Cocktails are delicious too. We’ve had nothing but superior service each time we’ve been.

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K
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from service to decor to food was excellent. I haven’t had Italian food like that since I was in Italy.

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B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice Italian restaurant! Not pretentious or Grandiose; casual and fun

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MF
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had an 8:15 reservation, and showed up 30 min. late. We were still seated and served promptly. Our server, Gill, was knowledgeable and charming. And the food (particularly the meatball app) was wonderful. My in-laws were impressed, which is always a good thing!

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K
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, super authentic homemade Italian. The marsala for 2 is divine. We sat at the Chef's table once on our anniversary, great for special occasions!

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N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good, but unremarkable. Portions were huge, though we did not want so much. The restaurant was very noisy when we were there. We could not hear the waiter.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came with out-of-towners and everyone loved everything. Drew was fantastic and made great recommendations, food was delicious with plenty to go around, and Brett was especially accommodating. Can’t wait to come back!

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CZ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here twice for candidate dinners and it was great! The staff was very friendly and accommodating especially for those of us with food allergies and dietary restrictions. Perfect place for a candidate dinner!

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GM
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our son’s 20th. At 7:30 pm we decided to dine out, something we typically don’t do due to dietary reasons. We eat cleaner than most restaurants so why bother. We were pleasantly surprised how good and delicious everything was. Highlights were chicken and tilefish entrees. For apps meatball, Hamachi Crudo, risotto balls, and kale salad. The Hamachi Crudo was outstanding and I want the recipes. Most important, our son home from college enjoyed a great meal! His favorite was Zombie White Ale beer!

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RP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is impeccable. The service excellent. My only complaint is the noise level is so high that it is difficult to talk to friends you are dining with.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very best dining experiences as a couple. Exceptional food, lovely ambience, and waitstaff who went above and beyond.

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s
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of the best meals I have ever eaten. I am a foodie and travel some for work so I am blessed to try lots of restaurants. The food was superb and the portion so large that I had two more meals off of it. Our service was so good and attentive that I left the biggest tip I have ever left. Yes it is all that good

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ET
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and the delicious, flavorful food.

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Savannah
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came back to Decatur for business, after living there for 19 years, and had one night to eat dinner in my old stomping grounds. Picking 246 was the choice for all of us. On the cold winter night we dined, the warm Italian comfort food was divine! Meatball = yum! Escarole caesar = wow! Bucatini puttanesca was spot on, and perfect for the finish. This restaurant is good every single time I eat here, which is why I will be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was excellent. Food was amazing. This is 2 birthdays I've spent here and they were both fabulous.

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