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DI Prato's

342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
+1 803-779-0606
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (74 reviews)
“pita chips” (30 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Same brunch menu as Sunday (regular menu also available both days). BEST pimento cheese in town. some items are spectacular (Di prato's special sandwich, the monte christo, the crabcakes bebedict, and the Rubins), others are only average. But it's a popular and friendly neighborhood type...More

1  Thank SophiaIsabella
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Pimento Cheese & Pita Chips are a "can't miss" item if you go to Di Prato's. Went there for brunch with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed the food. The orange juice was fresh squeezed and pair well with the salmon cakes & grits w/ tasso...More

Thank AnitaCooks
Reviewed 10 August 2011

We had an office lunch at Di Pratos and, as usual, it was great. I particularly like the Wednesday special of fish tacos. The atmosphere is casual and very pleasant. On weekdays, if you can get there close to 11:30 am, you will beat the...More

1  Thank Traveler19
Reviewed 24 July 2011

I originally found Di Prato's via Yelp when we were new to the Columbia area. It is close the USC campus in a very nice location. My wife and I have been here on a few lunch dates and even brought in family visiting from...More

Thank Brunos82
Reviewed 2 May 2011

They serve from 10 am - 2pm. We arrived at 10:30 The patio was already full but we had a great table in the corner. Nice vibe with a mix of the very well heeled to the university crowd. Great service, quick pleasant and very...More

Thank SouthofBroad
Reviewed 27 March 2011

Our group of four liked the atmosphere and thought the brunch prices averaging around ten dollars each were reasonable. There was a line but if you don't mind waiting, you'll find the staff turns the tables (politely). Didn't care for the salmon and grits. Same...More

1  Thank US51908
Reviewed 8 September 2009

Very neat place. It's usually pretty packed around lunch due to its location near the campus and downtown.. Food is a little pricey but very good. Had chicken salad sandwich on sourdough w/ Diprato signature salad. Was about $10 with a drink. Very nice. Definitely...More

Thank zzeternity
Reviewed 2 July 2008

Way too expensive and not worth the money. Grilled cheese was $8, and I ordered tomato soup that tasted EXACTLY like Campbell's. Don't waste your money.

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Reviewed 9 June 2008

definitely get the pimento cheese and pita chip!

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Reviewed 4 June 2008

Over priced for what it is...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-779-0606
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DiPrato's Delicatessen opened May 2004, and, today, the DiPrato's Experience affords patrons a rewarding escape from ordinary fare. The reward? Delectable food, beautiful décor, and a beguiling balance: friendly service and a pleasant, neighborly feeling. DiPrato's, located where the Purple Cow grocer operated, graces a quiet neighborhood barely off the beaten path. Driving up, you notice the rich red brick, set off by greenery, and spacious windows where light pours in. Approaching the wooden, double-door entrance, a thought comes to mind. You're about to enjoy the DiPrato's Experience. You could say a Southern breeze laden with Italian accents drifts through this New York style delicatessen. Dine if you like on the patio where the glassy splash of falling water melts away concerns. Pita chips and pimento cheese are a real treat! Blend Dianne Light and Bill Prato's presence and culinary skills and you get a wonderfully popular delicatessen-DiPrato's.
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