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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
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342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great sandwiches with a welcoming staff and a cool atmosphere! Highly recommend for lunch, and will be back!

Thank BDonahue3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very upscale deli and very well managed and maintained. The wait staff were topnotch and provided excellent service. And the deserts were unbelievable. Best cannoli in Columbia. Don't miss this one.

Thank mrauseo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We selected DI Prato's based upon Trip Advisors reviews. We were traveling from the south to the north, but it was worth the extra time to stop and relax. Their menu has any kind of sandwich you can imagine plus various types of salads. We...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best triple decker Rueben sandwich in town . Also don’t miss this pita chips and pimento cheese! Great service!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just had lunch with a friend She had the Thanksgiving on a bun, I had the Cuban. Both very good and way too much to eat The desserts are too good to pass up. Unlike some places where the desserts look great but are disappointing,...More

Thank Margi S
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Yes, you can take items off to make it vegan, but that leaves little remaining for that menu item. One 'veggie sandwich', which was good, but for a place this special, you need to offer more without meat, cheese, egg

Thank S7460QAsharonm
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Always excited to take family and friends for lunch or brunch, never been disappointed. Worth the wait.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I've been here for lunch a few times, and it has never disappointed. I've also had catering trays at work a few times, and those were very nice as well. The potato salad is very good, it has sweet potatoes and mayonnaise base, but it...More

Thank cbehnke
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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 15 February 2018

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
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Response from Margi S | Reviewed this property |
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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