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no. 246

4.8
4.8
2725 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (678) 399-8246

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Drew Belline

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212

  • Neighborhood

    Decatur

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.

  • Public transit

    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Experiences

  • New Year's Eve Prix Fixe Menu

    $90.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us on New Year's Eve for a special four-course prix-fixe menu for $90 per person from Executive Chef Chase Green. Wine pairings to accompany each course will be available for an additional $45 per person. We look forward to having you ring in 2023 with us! Please note that the prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on this special evening. *Tax and Gratuity not included
  • Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Menu

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Hugs and Kisses all around! Join us on Valentine's Day for a special four-course prix-fixe menu for $90 per person from Executive Chef Chase Green. Wine pairings to accompany each course will be available for an additional $45 per person. We look forward to having you celebrate with us! Please note that the prix fixe menu will be the only menu available on this special evening. *Tax and Gratuity not included

What 2,725 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Italian

  • Atlanta

    Italian

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  1. B

    Bill

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is terrifically flavored and tastes fresh. Don't forget to order the tiny cocktail.
  2. C

    Christina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great. He made our daughter feel special on her birthday.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter’s choir concert
  4. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience in almost every way, other than the noise level, which made it more difficult to converse comfortably.
  5. RP

    ReneeP

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the first time we have been since the menu change to more traditional southern Italian fare. Wow! Everything was delicious. Great service as well. Will definitely be back!
  6. MT

    MichaelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I’ve had in a long time. The service was amazing and beautiful ambiance.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic all around
  8. SG

    SueGayCol

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Best meatballs, perfect pasta. Super loud, though. Great service.
  9. m

    marneeh

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious and server very attentive…Makala
  10. T

    Taylor

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but even with a reservation we waited 40 minutes past our reservation time to be seated which wasn’t the most fun for a pregnant lady 🙂
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I loved every bit of our experience from seed to table. Our server Kia C made it extra special with her fantastic service.
  12. BM

    BrittanyM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dining experience was fantastic! The service was excellent, the food divine, and the atmosphere incredibly cozy and inviting. I had not been in awhile and it was a great reminder to put no. 246 back at the top of my restaurant list!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! Meg our waitress was super sweet and attentive with us. And the food was AMAZING! Overall great experience, we will definitely be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kia our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and how the food is prepared and the wine selection…. The ambience was amazing and the food was spectacular!
  15. AE

    AngelaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our birthday dinner for my husband was wonderful! The food is always excellent.
  16. WA

    WandaA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time at No. 246 and I will definitely be back. Jeremy my waiter was the bomb and so knowledgeable about the restaurant and the menu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The squid ink spaghetti was outstanding.
  18. J

    Julian

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and even better service. Great spot for a date or just getting together with friends.
  19. WC

    WestCoast

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Everything was perfect. Service, food, drinks, everything.
  20. H

    Happybelly

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Unfortunately everything we ate was drowning in oil and was inedible. Service was wonderful though. Will not return.
  21. r

    rebeccaa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was adequate at best. Slow and inattentive.
  22. HT

    HongT

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated BIL birthday last night. Our server was great and provided wonderful recommendations. Will definitely return
  23. RM

    ReedM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We enjoyed the restaurant - great food, nice surroundings, but too loud for us. While the server was very good, our major complaint is that the salad and the entrees were brought out together which isn't good. We felt rushed to eat our salads, while the entrees sat on the table, getting cold. We just didn't like the rushed feeling. Normally, there is an interlude between finishing the salad and moving on to the next course. Maybe, they are just trying to turn tables more quickly.
  24. AJ

    AJWallace

    Atlanta

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great location, awesome ambiance, delicious food.......
  25. B

    Birthdaygirl

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    So nice that they have a kids menu! The kids meal portions (pizza) are huge though so we had left overs. Ambiance is great too!!
  26. E

    Erin

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I only eat outdoors and it was a lovely experience here. One note is that if the restaurant closes at 9, reservations at 8:30 should not exist. That is not a reasonable amount of time to even get appetizers and decide on a main course if the restaurant is busy! Please consider changing this for the sake of the servers and comfort of diners.
  27. TE

    TERESAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and environment. Nice for a special occasion
  28. KL

    KashaL

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love 246. Always great service and amazing food.
  29. HJ

    HollyJ

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, quality & service!!! Totally accommodated GF needs without compromising flavor. Waiters consistently asked patrons about special needs up front. Highly recommend No 246!
  30. JC

    JustinC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Inside ambiance is great. Great date night spot. Food was great.
  31. j

    javierh

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, excellent staff working hard to make for an enjoyable dinning experience.
  32. GA

    GAGypsy

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at 246 as usual. Jeremy was our server and he was excellent.
  33. S

    Star

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No 246 is the best. My wife and I plan to be there once a week at least!
  34. B

    Bdiner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I return again and again!!
  35. F

    Foodie

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I overheard someone else raving about this restaurant and their spicy shrimp and squid ink pasta so we decided to go for dinner. We were able to secure a table via Open Table and once we arrived there were many options on the menu that caught our eye. We chose the Shrimp scampi which was garlicky, flavorful and amazing along with he cod cheeks that were perfection. We also shared a small side dish of pasta as the entrees were all carte and protein only.The portions are QUITE generous you get your money's worth no doubt about it. Cheesy bread and calamari also made its way to our table with no complaints. The bread once pulled apart had strings of hot cheese that were too long for my arm to sustain lol it was the best and the calamari was perfectly seasoned and crunchy but not over cooked. The entire experience was one we look forward to repeating several times. Justin our attendant/waiter was also very nice and attentive. no. 246 is a must visit for sure.
  36. TB

    TalitaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The bartender/mixologist was awesome and prepared drinks for us catered to our tastes. On the other hand, our waitress had a little bit of an attitude after we had problems with one of the dishes we ordered. Even though the rest of the food was great, I think she could have dealt with the situation in a better way.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great! There is a stark difference between servers! I’ve been a few times and have had great customer service, last night however our waitress was less than enthused about taking care of my party. Maybe it was just time for her to get off work. there was another person who checked on our table who carried the weight of a manager and he essentially made up for the lack of engagement from the waitress.
  38. RF

    RealFoodie

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    This is a very busy and energetic place on a Friday evening. The service was great our server was knowledgeable about the menu and gave a great wine pairing suggestion. The appetizers were a bit salty (meatballs and calamari) but the entrees were exceptionally good. I definitely recommend the Black spaghetti dish or the Bolognese. The ambiance was just a little too dark and the seating is tight. So it’s difficult to have a conversation because it’s very loud.
  39. S

    Star

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven’t had great Italian Food since we moved from Boston, food and service were excellent. Kia was fabulous
  40. DS

    DennisS

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An excellent evening out with the family. Food was good. Venue was very loud so conversation was difficult at the table.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 2725 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 62 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for no. 246

129 E. Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur, GA 30030

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Church Street

  • Neighborhood

    Decatur

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is ample street parking throughout Decatur or there are two lots on the north corners of Church and Ponce.

  • Public transit

    The Decatur MARTA station is one block south of our location.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Drew Belline

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (678) 399-8246

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Kaylen Isabella: (404) 355-5311 ext. 212

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