no. 246

4.8
2314 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.

Support no. 246 during COVID-19

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $80.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Join us on New Year's Eve for a special four-course prix-fixe menu for $80 per person from Chef David Stockford. Wine pairings to accompany each course will be available for an additional $35 per person. We look forward to having you ring in 2022 with us! Please note that the prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on this special evening. *Tax and Gratuity not included

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2314 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Krissie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. Excellent service. Delicious food. How can you go wrong?

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Rusty
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Seemed to be lots of new staff, noise level was overwhelming.

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SirDoe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My guest and I enjoyed ourselves at no.246. Our server Sarah Joy was very helpful in going over the menu and recommending us great options. Overall experience was well worth the value in choosing this restaurant as our place of conversing.

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FatimaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's by far my favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta!
The food is just insane - specially the lemon pasta. The service is on point, the staff is lovely and warm, the place is very unique in terms of decor and interior and everything is just lovely.

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vipGaryP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent waitstaff and excellent food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pete is the perfect server. Try the chicken marsala.

JR
JROD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, the service, the execution was on point as usual.

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vipepegr107
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was our 3rd visit and the 1st where we left disappointed. The first two visits I had the best Italian meal I'd ever had, but this visit was much different. I had chicken parm which was partially burnt and under-seasoned. Additionally, it was about half the portion size of both previous visits which was interesting. My wife had the Spicy Rigatoni Vodka which she loved on our 2nd visit, but last night it lacked flavor of any kind and had no heat at all. Maybe it was a different chef, but the food went from being a 9 / 10 on our first two visits to being a 4 or 5 / 10 on the third visit. A smaller note is that the "side of pasta" was different last night than the other two visits and not in a good way. Obviously, this can be an amazing place to eat, but it seems they struggle with consistency.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Our food and wine was amazing!! Our server Pete was outstanding!

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vipBRonIsBoss
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow but food was great. It was very loud and hard to have a conversation.

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BAfromGA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious - we tried several different entrees since we will be hosting a rehearsal dinner there in November. The waiter was very nice and informative, and the chef actually came to our table twice and talked with us at length about the possibilities for our event. Very impressed with everything from the atmosphere, the staff and the food was outstanding. I realized that anything from the menu would be delicious, and the chef would make sure it all came out as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love no 246 and enjoyed a nice fall day yesterday night !

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KellieS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service!! The food was absolutely delicious as always.

MS
vipMelissaS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent in every way

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pasta and wine suggestions were perfect.
Shrimp scampi and the Ravioli were divine.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely from start to finish.

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Tyson
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and atmosphere. The service was great. I celebrated my birthday dinner with family and the server gave me a happy birthday card signed by her the other servers. Very nice touch.

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CaitlinF
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic pasta and a great overall vibe! Ricotta al forno is a must try!

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Alexa
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love no. 246! It has been a date night staple since our first visit, and we always bring family and friends when they are in town! The food, the service, the ambiance, and the hospitality have been unmatched!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful place and you can tell the employees care about your experience. However my boyfriend got the shrimp scampi and it was just shrimp in butter with parsley. A little strange but we just might not have understood the dish. A little pricey but I expected that. The tables are too close together, as I had to wait a few minutes for the waitress to take a photo of the couple next to use before I could sit again. Unless it was for an intimate setting I wouldn’t go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was fabulous but no social distancing between tables. Just noting in case it is useful info for those who are nervous.

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JeniferW
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delish but a little salty for my taste. But the ambiance, quality and service can't be beat!

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22larue
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. Sarah Joy was impeccable. Our food was delicious. However we’re still trying to be cautious about social distancing but no patio tables were being seated and indoor they were still jammed together. No different from pre-COVID.

JM
JosephM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. From the check in, the decor, service, food and drink. All excellent! The baked ricotta with garlic bread and roasted tomatoes was awesome. The pasta dishes, ala vodka and Bolognese, both absolutely delicious. The chocolate cake was sinfully good. But, the best part was our server, Sarah Joy. She was very warm and welcoming. Her wine and other recommendations were spot on. We will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I don’t appreciate the new traditional Italian menu. I miss the old 246 menu and experience.

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vipAnaC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! 10/10 highly recommend if you love Italian food. Everything on the menu is delicious and service was incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the most wonderful!

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Decatur
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, and we enjoyed the patio seating. Maybe next time we'll take advantage of the ping-pong table.

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AlexisF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and delicious food! Our waiter Pete was amazing!

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vipFoodie
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks

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jorgea
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a chain! good in house made food, pasta, sauces, Pizza and bread all fresh and made in house. The food was very good, service was good, the only bad thing was that the tables are very close together and it was on the loud side making it harder to have a conversation. That aside, I would recommend this Italian restaurant to all

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Keith
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited early on a Thursday evening - book early, they fill up! Pete was outstanding. He answered all our questions, checked up on us just the right amount of times, helped with recommendations and was just so nice. We each had a drink. My wife had a Hugo for the first time. She really liked the elderflower with the prosecco & mint. (the Bar staff always does a great job there!) and then we split a caesar salad which was fresh and made the traditional way. Have you ever had a dinner where it came to the table smelling delicious? Well the Chicken Marsala tasted just as great as it smelled. The fresh pasta was delicious too. My wife had the Diavola Pizza with sopressata & calabrian chile which is her favorite. We ended the dinner sharing the zeppole limone. They are little bits of deep fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar & lemon that melt in your mouth. We'll be back!

GB
GaryB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can be better than good service and great food. Fresh homemade pasta was amazing!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum yum yum and Sarah Joy is the best!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s not much more you can ask for when you have delicious food, amazing service and a great atmosphere. Our server Pete was phenomenal. He had a great personality, was very kind, attentive and helped me pick a meal with my gluten allergy in mind. No. 246 is my new favorite Italian spot in Atlanta. I can’t wait to go back!

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RichardW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! highly recommend the meatball as well as the rigatoni. Also, the Rasberry Rose Gelato was amazing.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday and it was perfect. Outside patio was great spot and service was absolutely excellent and the food was just as great. Thank you for everything!

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MAY33
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time at no. 246. The first time I got dinner and drinks at the bar, which was a lovely, intimate experience. This time, my friends and I came in for end of the night drinks and dessert. We were sat on time with our reservation. Our waitress was phenomenal! Despite presumably working a long shift and nearing the end of the night, she was extremely pleasant and bubbly and wanted to ensure we had the best experience possible. She provided both drink and dessert recommendations (that were on point!) and her service was above and beyond anything we could have asked. Our experience at no. 246 was the highlight of our evening and the perfect night cap to a birthday celebration! We will, no doubt, be coming back and recommending this place to others.

CL
vipCLR68
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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 2314 OpenTable diners.

no. 246 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ccp.mobileappsuite.com/kiosk/purchase_gift_card/b/412.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.