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“A Deli Delight”
Review of DI Prato's

DI Prato's
Ranked #10 of 993 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 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.
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Known for their pimento cheese and brunch, this quaint renovated old grocery store on the Pickens St. Hill side of the USC campus is also home to the best liverwurst sandwich in Columbia. Served with mustard on rye with a generous slice of red onion and a Dr. Brown's cream soda, it's as close to a NYC deli experience as you'll find in these parts!

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for small meals like weekend brunch, sandwiches and salads. The pimento cheeses are the best in town. Great daytime neighborhood eatery.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had to make a stop in Columbia on a Sunday and found this spot for brunch as a result of googling. Spying the waiting line for a table, we assumed we'd made a good choice. The wait was not long. I had traditional eggs Benedict while my husband had the Charleston version (with crab cake instead of Canadian bacon). Both were good. The sides of potato & cheese casserole and fresh fruit were satisfactory, if a little skimpy. While this place didn't wow us, we weren't disappointed either. We would consider returning.

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to drop by to get lunch for my weekend staff at the Heart Hospital. Made the mistake of looking at the display of food they have. Ended up purchasing three different kinds of pimento cheese, tomato pie and southern style wings along with pita chips that are freshly made and additive. Service is great. People are friendly. Must try if you have never been. All of the food is great. Weekend brunch is great!

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I had the pick two. The tomato soup and a Gouda pimento cheese on sourdough bread. It was good. Nice place for lunch. The wait staff was very friendly and provided prompt service.

Thank Mark M
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