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DI Prato's

342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
+1 803-779-0606
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (79 reviews)
“pita chips” (34 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviewed 4 April 2017

We noticed the great reviews for this place and decided to try it out. It's very nice looking inside. You can tell it's a destination for lunch groups. Sandwiches were top notch. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his Thanksgiving sandwich. We also tasted the various salads...More

Thank Carol A
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I've had lunch here and it was really good. The homemade pimento cheese dip, sandwhiches and soups are worth coming back for...having said that, I had high expectations for their brunch. We went to brunch on a Sunday and got there early because of the...More

Thank MaggieGirl_9
Mary D, Guest Relations Manager at DI Prato's, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Hi MaggieGirl_9, We are so sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your time at our deli. We always try to ensure to give all our customers the best experience, but unfortunately, it sounds like this was not the case. I would like...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

People love to talk about going to this place and my wife and I don't get it. I once had a coach who said "you are believing your press clippings too much and forgetting what got you here, go back to work"! I'm afraid this...More

1  Thank Bootlegger1970s
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had a wonderful brunch this past weekend at Di Prato's. The variety and quality of the food was excellent. Add that to the fine service and good vibes and you can't go wrong. Our server's name was Lyn and she was most excellent even...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Conveniently located near the university, Di Prato's serves up nice sandwiches and offers some great looking desserts. Lyn provided great service and suggested we try the Turkey Special (a Thanksgiving on a Bun type sandwich). It was very good. We also tried the pimento cheese...More

1  Thank Brian0ntheGo
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you want good sandwiches,plus wonderful fresh bread and scrumptious desserts this is the place. Not far from the University. Two large display cases for takeout. One held desserts and the other held entrees. We had deli sandwiches that had unusual combos inside them. Really...More

Thank photographia
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants on our recent trip to Columbia. Enjoyed the pimento cheese appetizer and the panini I ordered. We went with a large group and they were very accommodating and everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank kkar602
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I personally went with the Steak and Cheese and it was great. My friend had one of their salads and he bragged. Then he ordered the pimento and cheese with pita chips, excellent. I will be back.

Thank Troy803
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We are local and it is easy to always eat at the same restaurants. We decided to try somewhere different. My husband actually found the listing. We read the menu. My parents came to visit and we took them there. The food was wonderful! I...More

Thank susan0401
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was visiting my daughter at USC and wanted to try something a little different. We wound up here based on the ranking on Tripadvisor. We would have walked, if I had known how close it is to USC. It is two blocks from my...More

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Saturdays and Sundays...I believe at 11.
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
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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