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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” (64 reviews)
“pita chips” (29 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
342 Pickens St, Columbia, SC 29205-2914
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ordered from the awesome deli case (artichokes stuffed with cheese, tomato stack, and pimento cheese with pita chips) and other items from the menu. The mimosas (pineapple and pomegranate) were tasty and refreshing. The Eggs Charleston (English muffins, crab cakes, 2 poached eggs, topped...More

Thank rd0ran
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Known for their pimento cheese and brunch, this quaint renovated old grocery store on the Pickens St. Hill side of the USC campus is also home to the best liverwurst sandwich in Columbia. Served with mustard on rye with a generous slice of red onion...More

Thank whitejrw
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for small meals like weekend brunch, sandwiches and salads. The pimento cheeses are the best in town. Great daytime neighborhood eatery.

Thank 5pointsbuyer
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had to make a stop in Columbia on a Sunday and found this spot for brunch as a result of googling. Spying the waiting line for a table, we assumed we'd made a good choice. The wait was not long. I had traditional eggs...More

Thank Angie T
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Decided to drop by to get lunch for my weekend staff at the Heart Hospital. Made the mistake of looking at the display of food they have. Ended up purchasing three different kinds of pimento cheese, tomato pie and southern style wings along with pita...More

Thank nrbrooks2126
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I had the pick two. The tomato soup and a Gouda pimento cheese on sourdough bread. It was good. Nice place for lunch. The wait staff was very friendly and provided prompt service.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Pimento cheese, Cuban sandwich, roast beef with gravy all just wonderful. Service is always good. One of our favorite places

Thank SCNancylee
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Di Prato's is a small-ish deli on Pickens Street, near the Maxcy Gregg Park. The deli serves everything from soups to salads, from sandwiches to cheesecake. The servers and owner are very friendly people who really seem to want to make you comfortable while dining...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Although it was busy I was seated quickly and the food was excellent. A friend told me if I was in Columbia I had to eat here and I would agree. The food was terrific. Little noisy but it was hoppin' on Saturday at noon.

Thank Sbrekel
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A friend and I went for brunch last week. I had the peach pancakes with turkey sausage and a Bellini, my friend had the Pecan French Toast and sausage and a Bellini. The food was excellent, light fluffy pancakes, sweet peaches, plenty of syrup, lean...More

Thank Patricia D
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Restaurant Details

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