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“Best wood-fired pizza in the area...maybe the world.”

Brewster's Italian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$60
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Great pizza and other Northern Italian fare. Prices are extremely reasonable, or even cheap compared to Chicago. Service is friendly and ingredients are fresh.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

We had a wait but it was worth it! Shared the dinner for 2 and were so full we took the entree home for dinner tomorrow night! Looking forward to it as much as we enjoyed our house salad and pizza we shared tonight. Service was prompt and friendly. Glad I looked at our bill closely as the gratuity for our table had been added. The Other people at our table enjoyed their entrees also.

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Thank nlho
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

For many years we have enjoyed Brewster's Italian Cafe in New Buffalo Michigan. We are originally from the Chicago area and are very picky about our pizza! I think the brick oven pizza served at Brewster's is the best thin crust pizza I ever had. We have NEVER had a bad experience there, unless you include the times we couldn't get in because obviously Brewster's is a favorite with MANY people! Luckily that only happened a couple times during the Summer months when many people are vacationing in the area. The prices are very reasonable so we can enjoy going there as often as we want. Now that we have moved within 15 miles of them, you can be sure we will be there even more!

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Thank Kadie O
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We love their food - used to have a location where we live, but that closed. Atmosphere, food are top-notch!

Thank Lannette Z
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

My husband and I were there for lunch the second week in October. I had the Margherita pizza which you can get as 5 inch for lunch with a salad. This was the best crispy crust I have ever tasted. The tomatoes and basil were obviously fresh. My husband raved about the creamy mushroom Florentine soup he had with the Italian Black and Bleu sandwich. My husband is a big eater and he still had to take half of the sandwich back to the room.

The menu is printed out daily so you may not be able to have the same items as my husband, but the wood fired pizza is always available.

This place could be perfect for a romantic dinner if you are seated in either of the two smaller rooms with fireplaces or the outdoor patio which has heaters to take off the chill. If you want a more rustic Italian style you can sit in the room with the kitchen area. The other reason this works for romance is the extensive wine menu by the bottle as well as the glass.

I do have one worry and that is that the tables are close together and if the seating is packed, crowd noise might be an issue. We were there when it was not crowded.

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Thank booklover93
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