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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
+1 651-407-7317
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (16 reviews)
“osso bucco” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
Gluten Free Options
4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went out for dinner recently at Acqua. As always the meal and service were excellent. My friend and I each ordered the scallops and tiger shrimp entrees. The scallops and shrimp were both excellently prepared and the sauce was very tasty....More

Thank Minneapolisdoyle
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since its opening. I have never been disappointed. Delicious fresh local beautifully presented food. Amazing drinks. A picturesque patio in the summer overlooking White Bear Lake. Fantastic service...what more can you want!

Thank St_paulMnGeetha
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I wanted to eat dinner at a restaurant with a patio overlooking the lake. We chose this restaurant. What a great choice! From our first contact with the host, our incredible waiter, and tipping the cook! Everyone who works here loves their...More

Thank Skvidera
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Had a wonderful dinner (inside with a view of the lake). Two of us had the $40 tasting menu. The best deal around. Caesar salads were crisp and delicious as was the bountiful crab toast. One of us had the shank and I had the...More

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. the service is above par and the food is ridiculously delicious. I have been to this location a hand full of times as well as the one in forest lake. recently celebrated our anniversary and the...More

Thank Andrew O
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Second visit here and able to enjoy the ambience of the location this time being seated at the window during daylight hours. Roasted corn off cob was added menu item and it was delicious! Osso Bucco was prepared perfect and server was very helpful and...More

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 9 June 2017

My co-workers and I had dinner here on a beautiful Wednesday evening. We were fortunate enough to get a table across the street near the lake. The server came over immediately with water then cocktails and bread coming out shortly after. The signature cocktails were...More

Thank Nikko4Me
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere but pricey:( Since I am Italian & Greek and A Chef too boot, I find it hard to beat my own Original Family Recipes, so in all fairness I will say it was just okay!

Thank Elizabeth I
Livinthadream56, Owner at Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for the feedback! Tough to beat the old family recipes Elizabeth! May I ask what you ordered? We really do our best to serve the highest quality while keeping our costs down. Sorry you didn't find it a value. Daron Close Owner Acqua

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Acqua as we have seen many times in the past provided exceptional service and quality menu/food selections. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion! True neighborhood gem!

Thank John C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This little restaurant is on the shores of White Bear Lake, in the marina area. This is a romantic spot with great food and lots of pretty views of blue water and boats moored to docks. In the summer months, it's fun to watch all...More

Thank Brin651
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
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 55110-3453
    (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-407-7317
  • E-mail
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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