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DI Prato's

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342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
+1 803-779-0606
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family brunch over a football weekend and were surprised at the great service and food even with a rush crowd. Tried the huevos rancheros, their version of poached eggs over black bean cakes with a salsa verde sauce, served with a cheese enchilada. Eggs perfectly cooked and all very nicely seasoned. All food for party of 6... More 

Thank Brian D
Lexington, South Carolina
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered from the awesome deli case (artichokes stuffed with cheese, tomato stack, and pimento cheese with pita chips) and other items from the menu. The mimosas (pineapple and pomegranate) were tasty and refreshing. The Eggs Charleston (English muffins, crab cakes, 2 poached eggs, topped with hollandaise sauce $10.99) was very good, The Banana Pecan Pancakes with warm maple syrup... More 

Thank rd0ran
Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

Thank whitejrw
Columbia, South Carolina
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank 5pointsbuyer
South Carolina
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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).... More 

Thank Angie T
New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

Thank nrbrooks2126
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pimento cheese, Cuban sandwich, roast beef with gravy all just wonderful. Service is always good. One of our favorite places

Thank SCNancylee
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Di Prato's is a small-ish deli on Pickens Street, near the Maxcy Gregg Park. The deli serves everything from soups to salads, from sandwiches to cheesecake. The servers and owner are very friendly people who really seem to want to make you comfortable while dining at Di Prato's. For an early dinner, I ordered a pastrami sandwich, which came with... More 

Thank Alex B
Moore, Oklahoma
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it was busy I was seated quickly and the food was excellent. A friend told me if I was in Columbia I had to eat here and I would agree. The food was terrific. Little noisy but it was hoppin' on Saturday at noon.

Thank Sbrekel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?