no. 246

4.7
1636 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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k
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was a great dinner experience for my gf who had not been there before. Food was delicious. Looking forward to next visit

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RA
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Quality of service and food were excellent!

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SM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrating Match Day for my fiancé and our sweet waitress brought us champagne❤️Had the best meal, that cacio e pepe is wow

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PH
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Caesar Salad was great, Mezzalune was good, would have been even better with less bacon. Server very good. Restaurant a bit noisy...hard to have a conversation with three other people(but not impossible). We'll come back.

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b
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a very wonderful meal for 4. We had to get a late reservation because it was within a week and this place fills up quick. That also means it was very crowded and loud when we got there, something I'm not a big fan of but calm down the longer we stayed. We got the meatballs and they were excellent, though a little short of the manna from heaven we were led to believe they were. I had black spaghetti and it was amazing. My wife had the chicken marsala and it's one of the best things I've ever tasted. The wine list was good and bar program seemed quite solid for what they were going for. If you're looking for obscure Italian digestives then this is your spot but don't expect a huge whiskey selection.

The only real knock on this place is that the wood fired oven left us smelling a bit like campfire when we left.

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this place is just great except the pasta which is a shame as its a signature dish. Al dente fresh pasta that is just way too dense and doughy. We each had a different pasta dish and not sure if it was just an off night but we could not finish our meals. We are Italian food lovers and this was a disappointment. Excellent salads, & deserts. Great atmosphere and service.

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MW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - black spaghetti and agnolotti were both fantastic. Great wines and cocktails, excellent service. Def be back AMS recommend!

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B
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The food was horrible. Ordered the chicken marsala for two - a so called "staple". The chicken was tough, and the whole dish was unbearably salty. The wine I had, I'm pretty sure was actually spoiled, but I powered through it because I was on a date and I didn't want to ruin the evening. Definitely not going back.

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CO
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great atmosphere, service and food! Went on a Friday night. So happy for the reservations, it was packed when I arrived. I was a little early and they went ahead and seated me. Chris, our server was very friendly and attentive. Food was awesome! We both had the Black Spaghetti that comes with shrimp. It was so delicious, flavorful and filling. You definitely get a healthy serving of food. Looking forward to going back.

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TB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best Cacio e Pepe in Atlanta! Overall my new fave Italian spit next to St. Cecilia.

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KS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Previously had great experiences at No 246 but took my mom and sister here and both thought the chicken Marsala was rubbery. Very disappointing.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience on all accounts!

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The service was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing! They made both of my special occasions we were celebrating awesome. Definitely need to indulge in the lemon olive oil cake if you get the chance and the carbonara is too delicious. We enjoyed our drinks and our conversation with our server. One of the best finds in Downtown Decatur.

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CW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent dinner. Look forward to coming for dinner again soon!

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RJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best Italian food we have ever had.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

40th Birthday

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LD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance in no.246 was great. They even have a back patio area with games which I loved. Our server Chris was the absolute best, he was knowledgable about the menu and a lot of fun. We ordered 3 appetizers and entrees and everything was great and fresh. We went for Sunday brunch but will definitely be going back to try their dinner!

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OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

FYI the meatballs for 2 is really 4. You can get a single portion and a half of the for 2 portion.
The cheat apps are amazing.

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R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We brought guests from Chicago, who loved No. 246, as we do. Our party ordered quite a variety of meals: steak, snapper, eggplant and angliotti, each one beautifully prepared (for picky eaters!) and graciously served. The noise level was a bit loud for our group but did not interfere with conversation. We will be back.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food - the best Italian we've had in Atlanta. Service was excellent. Pasta incredible. If only this restaurant (and others) could tone down the noise level. But we will definitely be back.

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KT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

always our to-go place when wanting a special night! service atmosphere and food always fab!

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GH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic except the $50 ribeye was disappointing. Stick to the pasta. It was excellent and the portions were generous.

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SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Our server was excellent. She was friendly and knowledgeable. There were four of us and two didn't like our pasta dishes - one was too spicy and o e wasn't spicy enough - so they switched. Our server took the dishes off the bill without being asked. The snapper was outstanding, but the appetizers only fair.

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f
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place rocks. Never disappoints

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was ridiculously delicious and the service was superb!! 100% would recommend.

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SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is hands down my favorite restaurant in Atlanta which is why I chose to go for my birthday. We got there for a 7:30 reservation. Our table wasn't ready and we didn't get seated until 8:15. I have to say the hostess was being rather rude about it which was starting to get me upset. But before I could even say something the manager came over to us, apologized for the wait, and gave us all a free drink while we waited. Then we sat at our table. The food was amazing as usual, and our waitress was wonderful. Unfortunately the kitchen messed up my order and it didn't get put in. So when everyone had their food I didn't have mine. But again without asking they removed the food from the bill and brought us out two cakes for my birthday as well as another round of free lemon cellos. So although I do think this restaurant is almost always a 5 I can't give them one this time because of all the mistakes. But they did do their best to make everything right for us, and for that I will definitely be back. And it still is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.

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AD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Drew was fabulous as always, Ford Fry never disappoints.

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g
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food from salad to meatballs to the pasta dishes we tried. Lemon olive oil cake was excellent. Waitress was friendly, helpful and efficient and made us feel welcome!

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DL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall, the food was great. It came out very fresh and hot, although the black squid ink spaghetti was a bit hard to chew. We weren't sure if it was the nature of the pasta to be that hard so we asked our server, and he confirmed it was. Regardless, they took it back and remade it and second time it came out PERFECT. Much chewier and tasty (in my opinion). Thanks for the great experience. I will want to come back for the Chef's Counter next time, apparently there's a two-week waiting list for it.

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JG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The blood orange salad was new on the menu so we decided to try it. It was excellent with so many flavors. We shared the chicken marsala and it was outstanding. The tagliatelle pasta was the best I've ever eaten. Fresh and flavorful with just the right amount of sauce. The lemon olive cake was light and delicious which was a perfect end to our meal. We will definitely be back to try some other pasta dishes!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The server invited to our table and allowed three old guys who hadn't seen each other in 38 years to reminisce for 20 minutes. Frequently coming by but not pushing us. We shared brussels sprouts that the chef agreed to make as an appetizer even though they were not on he menu as such. Each entre was special and we each were sorry we hadn't ordered the others. The quantity was enough where we each brought portions home. We stayed for two hours and again were not propelled to leave.

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SB
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This place is not perfect, and every time I go there is something about it that is not quite right, but at the same time there are other things I really do like about it. Service is excellent. WInes include some well-chosen options. Food is a bit variable. Trout was delicious and cooked properly but barely warm when served - a bit disconcerting. We had to ask if there was a bread service (bread plates were on the table) and there was, but why was it not automatic? One wine glass smelled of bleach. Romanesco side was delicious, broccoli was just on the verge of over-salted, but the main issue this time was the butternut agnolotti - a classic preparation with butter and sage sauce but at least that night way too sweet and cinnamon-y - truly sweet enough to be dessert. So as I say, pluses and minuses. You have to order carefully and be ready to speak up if something is not right, as they will handle your issue willingly and professionally. Yet some food is really good and the atmosphere is lively

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Outstanding food as usual. This was our second time dining at 246 and we were just as happy as the first. Amazing cocktails and wine!

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E
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was visiting from out of town. Looked at the menus of several neighborhood places. Decided to take a chance on 246. SO glad we did. It was simply outstanding -- every detail!

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Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

I enjoyed the food but was dissatisfied with the service. It was my husband’s 40th Birthday, and we were rushed through service and practically had to swat the servers hand away from taking our plates before we were finished eating our main course. No dessert offered, no coffee. Had to ask for an after dinner drink menu.

I chose no. 246 because of level of service I was accustomed to, but I did not receive that. I regret not going to another restaurant that would have made my husband feel more special on his big milestone birthday.

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JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great vibe. Food was taste. Fun drink options.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing!!! Neil was just the best server and the food was delicious

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KH
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved dining here! Service was great and food was amazing. We were raving about the Baked Ricotta and Chicken Marsala for days to anyone who would listen. The tables are a little close for our liking as we were celebrating my husbands birthday and were sat between two larger groups- it was a little loud. However, the ambiance, food, and service made up for that in our minds. We will definitely be back!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing!!

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