Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.9
817 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A beautiful, locally owned restaurant located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan; Brewster’s Italian Café puts a modern twist on traditional Italian fare. Our Chef uses a wide variety of fresh, innovative ingredients to create dishes from the many regions of Italy. Anti-pastas, salads, wood-fired pizza, pasta and homemade desserts are featured on our seasonally changing menu. Our sommelier and bar manager take pride in curating the finest selection of liquor, beer and wine, including wonderful locally and Michigan made specialties.

Join us for lunch or dinner near a fireplace in the winter or in our beautiful garden during the summer; slow down with us on a Saturday or Sunday morning when we also offer breakfast. We are open every day, all year round! (Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

We look forward to having you as our guests!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 817 people are saying
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AliceS
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food, and the service is ALWAYS fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.

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Johnnyv
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We try to visit Brewster’s every other week, we always have great prepared food wether it is appetizers, their specials or off the menu. Melissa is one of our favorite servers there.

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner for 2 a great deal.
Exceptional service, food, setting.
Early 5:00 dinner beat the 7:00 rush.

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CoffeeLover
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best menu in New Buffalo! Love the food, the setting, everything.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We always dine at Brewster’s when we are In Michigan.

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Matty57
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent this restaurant whenever in the area. Never disappoints. Always a first class experience in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewster’s food is always amazing, but their staff makes them stand head and shoulders above other restaurants.

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HelenL
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything went very well. Great food and great service.

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MichaelS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food5service5ambience2

We requested seating in bar. Was not available to us when we arrived on time even though there were empty tables in bar. This is one of our favorite restaurants so we were disappointed in not being seated as reserved

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vipoftendiner1
Chicago
170 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with my wife to just enjoy each other‘s company on a date! Our server is always fantastic and the food was delicious. One of our favorite spots to have dinner or a great lunch! We will be back again this month. Thank you for providing great food and wonderful service every time.

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vipBeeJay
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. There’s just nothing else to say. #ouritalianrestaurant

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SusanS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try meatballs and royal cookie! Always have good food and service here. Wish they'd bring back 14 Hands cab, though. They are the ones who got me hooked on it! (By the glass)

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both really enjoyed our dishes! The ambience was great and it never felt too crowded or loud. It was easy to focus on our meal/conversation. Our server was really nice :)

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GregoryA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly, food was great and the service very good.
Have ate there many times without issue.

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NancyK
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating when we asked for a later reservation time due to bad weather our guests ran into on their way to our home. They were delighted with the food, atmosphere and service. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was absolutely amazing. The food and the service is so good. Shoutout to our waitress, Caroline!

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Time Ever!!! Got together New Years Day with family since we were not with them for Christmas. Had 1:00 reservations! Perfect time to go since they weren’t too busy yet! All had ‘Dinners for Two’ which is such a great deal! Food was Excellent! Our waitress, Kim was Outstanding! When we ordered a drink & they realized they were out of Southern Comfort, Kim ran across the street in the snow, to Barney’s to purchase a bottle!!! Now that’s Service, Over & Above!!!
Can’t rate them high enough! At least 10 STARS!!!

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VickiT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewster's is ALWAYS great. The food, the staff, keeps us coming back year after year.

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vipLoriC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent New Year’s Eve here like we do most years and it did not disappoint! Fabulous food and service!

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Brandi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite in New Buffalo. We had a beautiful NYE dinner with an amazing ambiance. It was actually our first time eating indoors and it did not disappoint. The food is amazing!

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vipKelliM
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a most enjoyable New Year’s Eve lunch. Food was very good and Kathleen’s service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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SUNKAT1
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love to dine at Brewsters! The food is amazing. This is one of the first places I suggest when someone asks for a recommendation. We were seated in the wine room. I had never been in that room before. I really liked it.

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KathieL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful, intimate, Italian restaurant. My only suggestion would be that they serve a beef/pork free soup as a daily soup option.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the relaxed feel and the staff were great. Everything we tried was delicious especially the margarita pizza! We will definitely be back!

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vipWayneB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Always a good occasion to visit Brewster’s.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was awesome. We loved the fireplace. Our only complaint was a patron in our room that spoke very loudly from the time we arrived until she left.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was on point. Definitely will be coming back, soon!

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DonnaR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of family love! Great service and delicious food!

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vipmichaelb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience always. Food service bar drinks are consistently great

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was amazing, as usual. It is our favorite place to go for lunch, the food was great and the service is always great.

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JosieL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this hidden gem!
We were seated beyond the bar in the area with wine bottles. Food was plentiful and delicious for the Couple Sharing. The ambiance was cozy for 4 of us. We’ll be back again!

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NormaS
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Italian food and everything is homemade. Great cheeses and sauces amke everything taste too good! Try the rustic steak salad it is my favorite!

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JoyE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was outstanding and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kathleen is a fantastic waitress.! She is friendly, fun and tries to honor every crazy request we give her.
Food is always excellent! And we have to take a latte and a cookie for the trip home.

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jackie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such an amazing dinner last night. From the cocktails, appetizers, then dinner…..yummy yo it all!
Melissa our server was wonderful and was so helpful!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will drive an hour just to have lunch here
Never disappoints

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DaveP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt the best restaurant in the New Buffalo area. We have been going there for years. Food, service and staff are excellent. The daily specials do not disappoint. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Brewsters Italian Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 469-3005.

Brewsters Italian Cafe is rated 4.9 stars by 817 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.