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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“pita chips” (28 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviews (236)
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants when visiting Columbia. We suggested that our out-of-town friends have lunch on the day they arrived and they liked it so much that we had lunch again during their visit.

Thank Maralyce E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service and very good food. Only problem is that I need a bigger mouth because the sandwiches are so thick

Thank Clemson_Dad58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked in and people were lines up almost of the door. No wonder. Delicious food (pastrami sandwich and pimiento cheese were amazing), great service (the wait cleared out fast and our server was willing to wait for the other couple to join us before we...More

Thank Torchboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in with a friend for lunch and tried a chicken and tuna salad. I was surprised when our waiter asked my dressing preference but saw why when the salad arrived. Two fair sized scoops of tuna and chicken salad on a bed of lettuce...More

Thank Toothsc
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Most people hope to find a tasty sandwich and salad restaurant near their work---the people of downtown Columbia have that with Di Prato's. The day I dined it was a mixture of working people, seniors with money and time on their hands and the baby...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

My husband and I went here for an anniversary brunch. We didn't realize until we got downtown that it was graduation day for USC, but we decided we would go to eat anyway. The restaurant was incredibly crowded, but it didn't take too long to...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

My wife and I came here for lunch recently. Glad we did! I had the Triple Decker Corned Beef Rueben, and I have to say it was the best sandwich I have ever had. My wife had the Portabella Mushroom Sandwich and really enjoyed it....More

1  Thank Lowpro
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great little bistro/restaurant. Looks small from the outside. Much larger inside. Lots of seating. Lots of free parking around back. Alcohol served. No smoking. Sandwiches, soups, hot food, cakes, salads, pita and dips, pimento, hummus,.....so many options. Amazing salad and sandwiches. Very clean. Very friendly....More

Thank Ohana0505
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here. It does seem to get fairly busy around normal lunch time. We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. The food was really good. I liked everything I tried. I had half a chicken salad sandwich. It was one of...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

My co-worker and I had to find out what all the fuss was about. Great sandwiches and the best Pimento cheese and pita bread you will ever have. I promise. If you are in a hurry, don't go there for lunch you will definitely be...More

Thank Tracy V
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Lynda A
Are you within walking distance of USC campus?
27 February 2017|
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Response from Valleysailor | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is very near USC on Pickens Street near Blossom.
Where can I buy your pimento cheese in the store, we live in surfside beach sc
29 April 2016|
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Response from SmartCookie333 | Reviewed this property |
Our Bi-lo carries it in the deli area!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
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
  • E-mail
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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