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DI Prato's

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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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Lexington, South Carolina
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank stanley824
Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank hunley01
Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Overpriced, poor service, average food. We are a family of four and use TripAdvisor and Yelp to try different restaurants while traveling. We seek out places that are highly rated but are not franchised. We went for a Saturday lunch. The food was very average, if not below average. My husband and daughter had omelettes. I had four cheese panini... More 

1 Thank PatricioFamily
Mary D, Guest Relations Manager at DI Prato's, responded to this review

Hi Patricio Family, We are so sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your time at our deli. We always try to ensure to give all our customers the best experience, but unfortunately, it sounds like this was not the case. I would like to direct you to our owner, Dianne Light, for a personal apology. You can... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is tucked into a neighborhood near the college. If you are not looking for it, you will miss it. I thought it was a formal atmosphere but. I was wrong. It appears as an upscale deli. There is such a variety & everything was good. They are known for their Pimento cheese.

Thank Rickilynn1
Columbia, SC
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This the best brunch and was going to The NO NAME DELI was already closed so on to Di Prato's here is am. Had the Ruben with cannoli and Carnegie Cheese cake imported from New York city and a cannot I to kill my diet. You must partake of the best in Columbia. Yes, Yes.

Thank mrauseo
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

DiPrato's is one of my favorite lunch/brunch places downtown. Great chicken salad and the warm pita chips are the bomb. They also have their homemade pimento cheese and chicken salad in a deli case for carry out. Best side is the pasta salad. In addition to dine-in or carry out, they also do a great catering business. My offices uses... More 

Thank John D
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had a short wait on a Sunday afternoon. No big deal, this is a popular place with a great menu. The service was excellent and the food very good. Lots of breakfast selections as well as a very large selection of sandwiches. Was hard to choose just one thing. The soup of the day tomato basil was excellent. The eggs... More 

Thank denisekolker
South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We are locals and have been planning to visit this establishment for brunch. However, when we first drove by there were about 15 people waiting outside. My husband doesn't like to wait, so we left. This past Saturday we decided that we would wait (there was a large group of people waiting outside). We did not have to wait long... More 

Thank Tina M
Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice place for brunch with an interesting menu. I got the smoked salmon bagel, but I was disappointed I had to assemble it myself.

Thank Ashley M
New Jersey
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Unexpected find as we roamed USC area. Seemed to be a busy, popular place but we got there just before 'the rush' so didn't have to wait. Staff was friendly, food good and would recommend if in the area.

Thank PatA222

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?