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“Great Pimento Cheese”
Review of DI Prato's

DI Prato's
Ranked #11 of 974 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.
Columbia, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Pimento Cheese”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

Very good lunch fare with quick service even with the customary long lines. Gotta be good to have a line.

Visited November 2012
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English first
Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gourmet Variety Abounds”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

With tables inside and on an enclosed, heated patio, Di Prato's brings the meals you select as you walk through a buffet line to your table. The choices are a wide range of gourmet salads, sandwiches, and rich desserts. There is a full beverage complement, and most items are also available for take-out. Staff is very accommodating and gracious, providing attention to detail that enriches the dining experience. This is a great place for Sunday brunch, as well as a fun place to meet with friends.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia, South Carolina
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“Great food, great atmosphere!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

A bit confusing on how to order but everything we tried was wonderful. We are big fans and will definitely return.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly service, quality products for lunch or Sunday brunch”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Always enjoy going to DiPrato's Restaurant near U.S.C. Great lunch items, especially salads and fabulous pimento cheese/crackers--do not miss! Diane and her group also cater and they do a great job. Sunday Brunch is excellent but get there early--long wait otherwise.
A favorite with many people.

  • Visited October 2012
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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“Excellent - always”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

The pimento cheese and pita chips are to die for, seriously very addictive. Dipratos is like an upscale deli, where you wait along the food cases to order, they have samples of food including the pimento cheese to try as you wait to order food. Everything we have had there is great, healthy fresh food, side dishes lots you can order and take with you too. Nice sun room area to eat and enjoy the feeling of being outside although in the AC.

Visited October 2012
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