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DI Prato's

342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
+1 803-779-0606
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“pita chips” (29 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
10:00 - 18:00All hours
American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When leaving the zoo, we needed something to eat for lunch. Columbia doesn't seem to be known for too many good restaurants but there are a few that stand out above the rest and this is one of them. We had a little bit of...More

Thank vacation920
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here twice now and it is very good. The sandwiches have lots of meat which is always good, and the bread was very fresh. Don't forget the desert if you don't have room take it to go, you will love it as...More

Thank 444shirleyp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great time chatting with girl friends. Food is always delicious. The service is wonderful and the atmosphere is delightful.

Thank Glenda Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter took my husband and I to this deli and we were pretty impressed with their menu. It was hard to decide whether or not to eat breakfast or lunch. My husband had Eggs Charleston and I had the Pimento, bacon and cheese sandwich....More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

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 Roebuck1
Reviewed 12 June 2017

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 29 May 2017

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 22 May 2017

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 16 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
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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