Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.8
415 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 415 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Spencer
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a nice evening on the patio. Food was good and as described, service was prompt and friendly, ambience was lovely. The host was also really friendly and nice! Thanks Dan, our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to Brewsters for years, driving 40 miles each way to do so. Always worth the trip. Great food, nice people, top notch ambiance. One of our favs

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vipTimothyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my parents out for Mothers Day dinner, and everything about our evening was phenomenal. Brewster’s always knocks it out of the park, and this was no different!

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RonJ
Mobile
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food with unique menu and the service was excellent.

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vipDonald
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the charcuterie tray and the meatballs which came with either soup or salad. All were delicious and we are foodies. Had to take desert home we were so full

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SarahC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch for Mother’s Day! We enjoyed everything and the drinks were delicious

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KimN
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a positive experience! I highly recommend!

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RickD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite Italian restaurant.
Have recommended to many and will continue to do so in the future.

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TonyG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Could use more seafood options.

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BSSS
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous chopped margarita salad and warm hug cappuccino. It was worth driving over an hour to get there.

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DENNISD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service, not very crowded so it was reasonably quiet.

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HLT99
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good service, nice menu with a wide variety of choices, attractive decor

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RobinQ
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Wonderful service and Amazing food.

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vipMick
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lunch here almost everyday. Can’t say enough about the food and staff. Amazing pretty much covers it.

Always great!

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PeggyW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely, tucked away spot. The service was delightful and the food very good.

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vipIndiana1989
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

The food was just so so. The chicken special had very thin sauce and little to no seasoning. The specialty salad had salmon and it was cooked within every ounce of its life. My daughter ordered pizza with arugula and, after it was made, we were told that they could not serve the arugula (this would have been great to know before we ordered) on the pizza. The dessert was overly sweet yet flavorless.

We were placed in a dark back room.

The highlight was the service.

JK
JoyK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best. Never disappointed when we visit, Food is delicious and wait staff is great. Love the outdoor patio.

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Sieg
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed lunch with the one I love. Food and service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food is always good!

JK
JessicaK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere! Would definitely go back

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Ricco
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good service and food at Brewsters! Will definitely be back!

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KimN
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewster's is always a wonderful experience. Haven't been since before the pandemic. They didn't miss a beat. Utilized outdoor dining to keep it as safe as possible. Gardens are beautiful, service is always excellent, as is the food. Highly recommend.

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MWil
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food and service were fabulous! We were just celebrating 2 birthday's in the family and I put that on my reservation but we were seated right by the front door, which had very little lighting and where all the traffic seemed to be. We were okay that no one sang Happy Birthday but why ask if you aren't going to do anything special?

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vipBeeJay
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. As always.

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Christine
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu; newly decorated areas evoke a big-city atmosphere.

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MaryM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we arrived there was a note on the door the restaurant was closed April 25 and 26, sorry for the inconvenience. We had driven over 20 miles to have dinner and, thankfully, were able to find another restaurant in town which was open and which we sincerely enjoyed. Hopefully next time Management will notify their online reservation service of unexpected closures because we certainly will not know if the establishment is open given our experience.

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RickS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and service as always. Seating was setup in accordance with current COVID policy, which was still very nice.

JM
JoanM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Brewster’s has become one of our top faves. This time however, they sat us in a room next to the kitchen which we didn’t even know existed. It just wasn’t the same “feel” and had a lot of noise and activity because of being so close to the kitchen.

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vipMick
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!!!

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vipWalterB
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to eat and socialize. We go at least once a week and sometimes twice. The food and service is exceptional and never disappoints. Can't wait till the outside opens for the summer.

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MaryC
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always. Great service!

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vipMick
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to eat. Ever!!

Love everything and the staff is super fantastic!

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BetsyG
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the 2 for 42 option. It was all delicious and our waitress for excellent

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Juls
Charlotte
10 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good, especially my fig and prosciutto pizza. Two people in our party ordered salads and the servers forgot to bring them out.

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vipJerryW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Kim was our server and took great care of us. She was not pushy nor did she try to rush our party.
The food is a bargain.

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JosieL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From getting seated right away to the lovely a-tentative waitress, Bloody Mary’s were great and food was hot.
Ambiance of Brewesters is great for taking first time friends.

JK
vipJeffK
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brewster's always has excellent food and service, and we enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere. Over the past year, we've been very pleased with both take-out and dine-in meals.

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jamesw
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience at Brewsters. Atmosphere, food and service. Can't go wrong.

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vipJerryW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food and great service.

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vipfullfromdinner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Had a spectacular time. A must go to in New Buffalo!

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 415 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.