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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” (65 reviews)
“pita chips” (32 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (11 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 yesterday via mobile

We came for the brunch and were pleasantly surprised. We had the peaches and cream pancakes and banana pecan pancakes. Wow! Fabulous and was so large we couldn't finish. We will visit again.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not the cheapest place to get a sandwich in Columbia, but probably one of the best. Always a good selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Very close to the University of South Carolina with ample parking near the establishment.

Thank Lbouknight
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch. Sandwiches were delicious, service was prompt and attentive which was important for group.

Thank LHGA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has some of the BEST pimento cheese and pita chips around. It's hard to find better! The rest of the menus is good--not the best in the world, but very good and the menu is very large! I've always been satisfied with the...More

Thank sgctravel
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visited with a friend who I had introduced to Di Prato's a few months back. He enjoyed it so much we went back. GREAT food! Had the Ruben, which are out of this world. Never been disappointed in any menu item. Must say if you...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on a Monday and was disappointed that there is no breakfast. Apparently on served on weekends only. However, each sandwich was good. BLT, philly cheese steak, Cuban, etc. Will be back for breakfast.

Thank Traveler P
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went during USCs open house with my 16 year old daughter and her friend. We were there about 1:30 on a Saturday and were quickly seated. Waiter was great - personable and attentive. Menu selection was solid and prices were fair. All in party were...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with family while visiting USC. Excellent food and very friendly service. Highly recommend.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Had the fish tacos for lunch! Oh my, they are so good. Sandwiches are great. I like the pimento cheese and pita chips. Yummy! Don't miss this one.

Thank SCTiger2964
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Visting columbia and a family member suggested this deli for a place to meet and have lunch. As we entered the first impression was that they jammed in as many small tables as possible and our lunch expereince proved this out - uncomfortable cramped.... We...More

Thank Rocket V
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Lynda A
28 February 2017|
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Response from Rickilynn1 | Reviewed this property |
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Our Bi-lo carries it in the deli area!!
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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