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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

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4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
+1 651-407-7317
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner tonight was AWESOME as usually. I had the 6oz filet and jumbo shrimp and my wife had saffron seafood risotto. Both we great, cooked perfect and Thomas took care of everything 👍 Then we went down to the bar a had a few drinks and chatted with Paul their best bartender. Great time, good people and fun. This place... More 

Thank Jamaicaman15
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A couple friend of ours noted that Acqua offered a pre fixe four course during the winter and suggested we try it out. When we arrived and shown to our table their outstanding service began. Cocktails and table drinks were served with dispatch but we never felt rushed. The menu included a shared starter, four salad choices and four entrée... More 

Thank DavidC1029
Rochester, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My vote would be thumbs down for this restaurant. For the money, a person could eat several times and get food that would be just as good, if not better, somewhere else. The dining room was noisy, and our server, although friendly, was too much of a stranger between courses. We waited over 10 minutes each time a drink was... More 

2 Thank mnwieam
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner to celebrate our birthdays. We each did the 3-course tasting menu along with the wine tasting. You get to choose a salad, entrée and dessert for $40. You get to choose from 4 or 5 options for each course. The wine is $20 and you get a different glass of wine with each of... More 

Thank Glen Cindy B
Minnetonka, Minnesota, United States
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It isn't often you pay high end prices and get a meal absolutely deserving of the price you paid. This is one of those places. I brought a group of six to dine and boy, were we delighted we came. From the start, reservations were easy. We used Open Table. The restaurant called to re-confirm our group and time. The... More 

Thank Sandy U
San Diego, Texas
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Acqua is a small restaurant with outdoor seating on the lake. The food is always good and often very good. The environment is very nice. Great for a special occasion, romantic night out, or casual meal with friends. The bar is a great place to hang out even if you are alone (but it's small).

Thank Sardinia311
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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808 reviews
577 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Made reservations, table of 6 seating upon arrival, great service right off the bat. Fun Hand Crafted beverages. then up with Calamari and Bruschetta for starters. Then onto the three course dinner menu that was a hit and fun to savor the delicious tastes plus the presentation is outstanding. Lemon Cheese Cake a hit for dessert.

1 Thank surestop
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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122 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Came here tonight in the hopes of some awesome seafood. My three family members really enjoyed their meals... sadly my scallops meal was not good... it tasted burned and over salted. The bread, calamari, and everything else was very tasty. I went off our waitresses recommendation and I think I ordered wrong this evening. I also wish they had better... More 

Thank Matthew D
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Acqua is a lively place to eat. We were here on a rainy night so we ate inside. They do have outside seating right on White Bear Lake. We did have a lovely view even through the rain drops. The food was excellent as was the wine selection.

Thank Navigator45
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. 1/2 off any bottle of wine if you belong to their birthday club. We had a very nice Barolo. Started out with the Mela Parmigiano which was a very nice blend of matchstick apple slices and machego cheese. I had their special that night which was a blackened ahi prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-407-7317
Acqua is comfortably located on the Western shore of White Bear Lake and offers seating in four relaxed dining rooms, two sheltered decks overlooking the marina, a spacious lakeside patio and cozy bar. The menu is Italian driven and Acqua Restaurant always strives to source out the highest quality local ingredients. The restaurant focuses on maintaining a warm, clean and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgeable and attentive service that cares.

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