Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.8
660 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 660 people are saying
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Debonair1
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outdoor dining has wonderful ambiance. Food was very good, overall service was average.

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JoeK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewsters is an excellent food. We ate at the patio, great setting. Both the food and service was great. The bruschetta is a must have.

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Dennis
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Brewster's and particularly the gardend! The ambience is spectacular, hushed, very appropriate music, beautiful weather (you should take credit for that also). I TREAT in every respect. Thanks to ALL from kitchen to mgmt....we appreciate everything you present.

Dennis L. Bowen
St. Joseph MI

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Berri
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great staff. Ask for Dan. Sit outside if you can. Best restaurant in south west michigan

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SheilaT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fabulous, the food was fantastic! Such a beautiful setting outside, we felt like we were in Tuscany. We look forward every summer to going to Brewsters! You will not be disappointed!!!!!!

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Victor
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I love Brewster's patio and ambience and the staff is great, but the food seems to be slipping a bit. One person at our table ordered lasagne and he thought it was just ok. I had the mahi mahi and while the fish was good, the couscous it was on was really awful, really awful. I'd recommend the pizza and pasta selections although again the lasagne was just ok.

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CaliC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Incredible coffee! We’ll be back!

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MacS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and it was such a great experience! Will definitely return in the future.

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KatieO
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and everything was delicious. Server did the best she could. I think the kitchen was understaffed and too busy because our food took an hour. Luckily we got an appetizer and a bread basket that kept us satisfied til our dinner came.

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RichP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambiance were excellent. Very busy, and service was a little slow. Overall, excellent.

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Longbe24
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is so friendly, the food is delicious and we love the atmosphere. A wonderful local place.

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Connie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely adorable, so quaint. The food is delish. The price is $$$ ala carte / drinks as well...

Will have to go back!

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Winogirl
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in New Buffalo for the weekend to celebrate 10 years together. Picked Brewsters as we’ve never visited. They did not disappoint. Food, service and ambiance were all excellent. Looking forward to our next visit!

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Dylan
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing waitstaff! Seated promptly after arriving and the food was delicious!

WB
vipWalterB
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant to eat. Service is top notch, food is 5 star. We always bring friends and sit outside in the beautiful patio.

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JuliaR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor garden. Italian cuisine and service second to none!

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MikeJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood pasta entrees. Huge too. We took half home. Nice setting. Great service, especially considering the crush of Labor Day business.

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My favorite local Italian restaurant! Apps, entrees, drinks and dessert were perfect!

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AimeeC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewsters is fabulous. I live in California now, but when in the Midwest always make an effort to visit. Wonderful pastas, service is always friendly. Reservations are a must to get a table.

JR
JuliaR
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Something special … sat in outdoor patio where ambiance and service were second to none! Lovely experience.

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vipLisaL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely late lunch outside on a beautiful day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Apps were great . But if you are carb conscious at all - this is NOT the place for you. There were no entrees that did not involve pasta or pizza.

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LeslieZ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the fig and prosciutto pizza which was fantastic! We also had the specialty salad with house balsamic instead of honey Dijon. The salmon was delightful and cooked perfectly. The salad was delicious. I would order both again. And their lavender lemonade is yummy too!

MP
vipMaxPower
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time at Brewsters Italian Cafe, and
just as we did the first time, we LOVED IT.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipArlene
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The patio is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Definitely enjoyed the food and service.

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PamP
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pizza was awesome, as usual.
Love the outdoor seating. It's always so relaxing. A must place to eat when you're in New Buffalo.

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KathyL
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I shared the “Dinner for Two” with lasagna as the entree. It was excellent Our server, Kathleen, was friendly and attentive. We sat outside and the area has a wonderful ambiance. It made our anniversary celebration complete.

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wendyu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice greenery and privacy for patio dining.
Appetizers enough for table of 4.
Food had lovely presentation, great flavors and good value for cost.
Complimentary bread, olive oil and shredded cheese delicious.
Great selection of desserts, even though we did not order any.
Lemon blueberry martini outstanding.
All Staff very friendly, professional and welcoming.

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Pfeifer
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brewsters is a little oasis. The outdoor patio is lush and welcoming, and surprisingly private. The food is always a home-run, especially the pizzas! And the service is friendly and leaves nothing to be desired. But at $100 for a lunch and beers for 2, we’ll keep Brewsters as that special occasion destination!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere as always at Brewsters

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WayneB
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Brewster’s for lunch!

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lees
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with my mom and BF. We stayed in

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ScottVS
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience. New York style Italian restaurant with great ambiance both inside and out. Terrific food. Great flavors. Fresh homemade pasta. Great appetizers. Highly recommended.

A bit expensive but worth it. Our waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed but adequate.

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vipMP7699
Chicago
126 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Excellent early dinner with our baby grandson outside under umbrella due to a short rain. Service and food were all excellent.

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sxswann
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic summer lunch specials. Excellent service. Cannot be beat :)

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was great as always was large group in the same room that made it loud and bit hard to have a conversation but always happy with brewsters service and food

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LS2andFam
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had lunch on the patio to celebrate a birthday and everything was great! Good value, great food, great service. Really glad we had reservations though, the wait for walk ups was pretty crazy.

KL
KyleyL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding, we had the bruschetta and sourdough pizzas. They were uniques recipes and tasted amazing!

FAQs

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

Brewsters Italian Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 660 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.