Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.7
301 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 301 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JerryL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was better than we expected. Service, the wine, and our pizza was exceptional, delightful, and scrumptious! Wonderful birthday dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Go every time we are in town, never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Fresh, hot, flavorful food makes this one of our favorites!! We love how conscious Brewsters is about the safe distancing guidelines, even though that minimizes their tables. We will continue to return for their delicious food!!

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vipMAC6
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the fireplace in the small bar adds a note of warmth to the changing season but it is outdoor summer dining that shines...the Special Salad is the best (salmon)with homemade soup offering a nice change each day. pizzas are okay...just.

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Becky
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I usually applaud Brewsters and, believe me, will continue to eat there regularly. But when we were there Friday it was unorganized in terms of seating and disgruntled people waiting to be seated. Our service was very slow, which may not have been the fault of our server. Maybe she had too many tables although that didn’t appear to be the case.

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vipMarilynG
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. My friends and I eat there all the time!

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewster's is one of our favorite restaurants. We love their outdoor patio as well as the bar area.

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BarbaraR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food comfortable booth, enjoyed time with friends. Reservations needed

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vipGRKR
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, quality, value and service were great. Our sever, Kathleen #309 was outstanding.

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PatG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress could not have been better - very attentive and then understanding that we 3 women were college buddies trying to catch up so she gave us our space also! Wide selection off menu for lunch and the food was outstanding. Need to order the charcuterie board of looking for appetizer - it could be a meal in itself! Would definitely return. Felt very comfortable with spacing for Covid safety.

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MaryAnn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great! We sat in a booth with a high back so I felt very safe and distant from other diners. Our wait person was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Erin
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It really was the perfect birthday dinner. Cute table, perfect lighting. Our server was very nice and attentive. We got the dinner for two and left stuffed. Food and cookies were delicious! Already planning out next visit!

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goodexperience
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place--- 3rd time to the area and we have visited every time.
Staff is helpful and friendly!
They are doing a great job given the COVID craziness. Highly recommend a trip to Brewsters!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waitress friendly and food was delicious. Very timely and courteous

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

BJ
vipBeeJay
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our last hurrah for the summer with a group of good friends. Perfect outdoor setting. Perfect food. Perfect weather. Perfect service. We will be dreaming about this evening all winter long.

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vipJimF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding...will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! We have been going for over 20 years!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to dine while spending the weekend in New Buffalo!

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JeffandSusie
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were on a short vacation to the West coast of Michigan and needed a spot close to Lakeside where we were staying. Service was excellent, food was good, as well as spacing for the current situation. We appreciated the large secluded booth. We liked the shared dinner for two option.

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StephenB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh and tasty. Menu is adequate.

JD
JamieD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Can't wait for our next visit.

JL
vipJamesL
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is perfect for lunch in the fall.

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LauraA
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We loved Brewster’s! My husband and I dined as a couple on our weekend getaway to New Buffalo. We sat out on the patio in mid October but with the heaters it was comfortable even on a cool night. The ambience outside can’t be beat—private and romantic among the foliage and flowers! We had a delicious caprese appetizer, my husband had the chicken parm and I had the sausage, peppers and shrimp pasta. The food was great! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emily was one of the best servers I’ve ever had. Personable and fun, she was fantastic

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Dreen
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Server was very friendly. Can't wait to go back.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance! Never had a bad meal here. Always have great service also!

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is not my first time at Brewsters..fantastic every time!
Can't wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual! Only complaint was wait staff did not refill our empty water glasses. Otherwise a perfect outdoor lunch with

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vipDanS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were GREAT!! Favorite place in New Buffalo!!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. We always make a point of eating here when we are in the area and we’ve always enjoyed every minute of it.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was great. Wish I was seating in a less trafficked area but a small price to pay.

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TerryW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor setting was beautiful. Our drinks were delicious. Starter salad was so fresh. Pizza was delicious. Main course options are very limited (at least by Chicago standards). Dessert cookie was delicious but not Italian. Loved the coffee, best I’ve had in a long while.

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Danield
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a very nice late afternoon meal. The food and service was
very good.

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vipawaw
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Our waitress was wonderful, attentive and everything you would want when you are dining out. The food was superb and the outdoor patio is just perfect!

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vipKathy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Everything was perfect. Doing great during COVID

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vipworldtraveler
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Limited entree menu plus pizza. Food is always good and if any fault is that the portions are too big. We often end up sharing an entree or pizza.

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SUNKAT1
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewsters is a fantastic restaurant. Lots of amazing food choices. The food is so fresh and we have had the same server the last 2 times. Melissa is an excellent, attentive server. I highly recommend Brewsters as well as Melissa.

JL
vipJamesL
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio is perfect for this time of year. Great food and friendly service

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10yannie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun, great night with friends.

FAQs

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

Brewsters Italian Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 301 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.