NEW BUFFALO — With its rustic yellow-brick exterior, luscious foliage and spacious outdoor patio, Brewster’s Italian Café would fit right in the heart of Italy.
Thankfully for local foodies, the restaurant is located just off the shore of Lake Michigan in downtown New Buffalo.
For the past 22 years, the family-owned Italian eatery has been a hit with locals and tourists alike. Whether it is because of its oven fired pizzas or its dedicated service, customers have made Brewster’s one of the city’s preeminent dining destinations.
The name “Brewster’s” likely evokes an image of a hot cup of coffee rather than a plate of pasta primavera, and rightfully so. The restaurant was actually an expansion of owner Maria Mortellaro’s coffee house, named Via Maria by Brewster’s, though it has since subsumed the identity of its progenitor while remaining focused solely on cuisine.

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