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342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
+1 803-779-0606
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Columbia, SC, United States
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

People love to talk about going to this place and my wife and I don't get it. I once had a coach who said "you are believing your press clippings too much and forgetting what got you here, go back to work"! I'm afraid this has happened to these folks and the owner. Have tried it several times but find... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful brunch this past weekend at Di Prato's. The variety and quality of the food was excellent. Add that to the fine service and good vibes and you can't go wrong. Our server's name was Lyn and she was most excellent even in those busy conditions.

Thank Lisa P
Bradenton, Florida
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187 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located near the university, Di Prato's serves up nice sandwiches and offers some great looking desserts. Lyn provided great service and suggested we try the Turkey Special (a Thanksgiving on a Bun type sandwich). It was very good. We also tried the pimento cheese and pita chips appetizer...our favorite item of everything we ordered. There are several large glass... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want good sandwiches,plus wonderful fresh bread and scrumptious desserts this is the place. Not far from the University. Two large display cases for takeout. One held desserts and the other held entrees. We had deli sandwiches that had unusual combos inside them. Really enjoyed the freshness of the contents and the bread. Will definately return for lunch. Good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants on our recent trip to Columbia. Enjoyed the pimento cheese appetizer and the panini I ordered. We went with a large group and they were very accommodating and everyone enjoyed their food.

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White Oak, South Carolina
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I personally went with the Steak and Cheese and it was great. My friend had one of their salads and he bragged. Then he ordered the pimento and cheese with pita chips, excellent. I will be back.

Thank Troy803
Columbia, South Carolina
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We are local and it is easy to always eat at the same restaurants. We decided to try somewhere different. My husband actually found the listing. We read the menu. My parents came to visit and we took them there. The food was wonderful! I had the pssst sandwich. Best pastrami! The potato salad was delightful. We will be back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I was visiting my daughter at USC and wanted to try something a little different. We wound up here based on the ranking on Tripadvisor. We would have walked, if I had known how close it is to USC. It is two blocks from my daughter’s dorm. They have a good amount of parking, so it’s really not an issue.... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I dined at DiPrato's for brunch and enjoyed a wonderful meal. I had the broccoli and cheese quiche. One of the best quiche I have enjoyed was at DiPrato's. The service was great and the staff was friendly. A wonderful meal shared with friends for a nice occasion.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch with several cousins this past Saturday and DiPrato's was the perfect place for us. Our server was wonderful. She did not rush us, made wonderful suggestions, and helped guide a few to make their selection. The food was AMAZING!!! The peach mimosa was just wonderful. One cousin came in from Charleston and had the Charleston... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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
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?