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Brewster's Italian Cafe

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11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
269-469-3005
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyed our takeout

We ordered takeout and enjoyed our dinner at home with the dogs. The queen margherita antipasti, meatballs in marinara sauce and Roma pasta were all tasty. I would certainly return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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chicago, illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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chicago, illinois
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We ordered takeout and enjoyed our dinner at home with the dogs. The queen margherita antipasti, meatballs in marinara sauce and Roma pasta were all tasty. I would certainly return.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is our favorite Italian restaurant! It's a step above Olive Garden for sure and the atmosphere is fantastic! If it's cold or rainy sit inside and stay warm by the coal oven. If it's nice sit outside in the garden terrace area. It's divided by bushes and trees so you don't feel like you're on top of your neighbors.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Our dinner at Brewsters was part of a package with the Inn at Union Pier. In the summer, we had no luck in getting in and we found out why when we dined there this weekend. It looks small but the food is incredible - we had the dinner for two and could not believe the phenom soup, pizza, or... More 

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Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

First off, I am a local and I have been here a couple of times for lunch in the summer. I recently decided to go for dinner since it is not the peak time of the year I thought it shouldn't be a problem to stop by without a reservation. We were seated promply and yes, the decor and atmosphere... More 

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Maria M, Owner at Brewster's Italian Cafe, responded to this review

I feel compelled to respond to your review in that it is a complete misrepresentation of events. First, our menu changes every meal, every day; thus, so do our prices. It is true that we made a mistake and accidentally did not change the prices in our computer system to reflect the menu prices. Although accidental, it was an oversight... More 

Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stopped in at Brewsters without a reservation on a Friday night in February. Not exactly a booming time of year for New Buffalo, but business was humming at Brewsters. We were seated after about ten minutes and ordered the dinner for two for about $35. It included a salad for each of us, a pizza to share and an... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

In a word, WOW! This restaurant is in a small beach town and we were shocked with it's humble appearance and exceptional fare. We showed up without a reservation (which I would recommend if you want to get a table!) and were seated shortly after our arrival at 5:30 pm on a Saturday evening. At first we thought Brewster's was... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Brewster's makes their own home made/hand made pizzas on site. They use thin crust and bake them on site. They have four basic (but not normal) pizzas which are fabulous! They will also make you a pizza to your order. Try them out!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch here on a nice Saturday afternoon. The service was great and the atmosphere was very cozy. There were so many things on the menu that sounded good, but ended up getting the house salad and pizza entree--it was so good and a perfect portion for lunch!! The house dressing is a balsamic vinaigrette, I'll be searching for a... More 

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Elkhart
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten at Brewster's three or four times and I've never been disappointed. It's a pricier meal than I usually have but worth every penny.

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had their pizza and salad. Yummy and will be back for more.have eaten inside to and very enjoyable food. Great pasta dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 269-469-3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?