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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

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4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453 (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
+1 651-407-7317
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view from the restaurant is only surpassed by the food and atmosphere.... The staff are superb attentive without being over keen.... The food is really good the menu is excellent... ours was a business dinner But this Is a perfect venue for a romantic evening or meal out with friends It is that good!!! Jon H

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here many times for special occasions and always had a wonderful meal experience. This time was no exception! We decided to have a special family meal, and our 8 year old bypassed the kids' menu for a steak :-) Our filet mignon was cooked perfectly, and my beet and warm goat cheese salad was so yummy! I can't... More 

Thank Monica_mn87
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We infrequently visit Acqua, but we have never been disappointed when we go. My husband had the walleye and I had the three course tasting menu with the beet and goat cheese salad (very tasty!), braised pork shank (fall off the bone tender and succulent) and chocolate soufflé with graham cracker ice cream and roasted marshmallow (nice size to share... More 

Thank Judy J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Four of us dined here a couple weeks ago. Acqua is a older home converted to a nice restaurant. We felt that the food was very good, the atmosphere was relaxing and the servers were pleasant. We had a chance to meet the owner, he delivered our food to our table - he seemed rushed and didn't seem to want... More 

Grand Cayman
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Aqua is everything I love in a restaurant when traveling. Located by the water in a converted two-story home, the atmosphere is unique, warm and welcoming. The food was SCRUMPTIOUS! From the lobster bisque soup to the apple salad to the risotto to the salmon, everyone in the group raved about each bite! Can't wait to return to White Bear... More 

Thank berney5
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had been given a gift card for the restaurant a number of months and finally got around to using. I really don't know why it took so long to use it but I won't make that mistake again. Everything was perfect. Everything from the food to the desert at the end was managed so well. Our... More 

Thank Ebojoe
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Have sat 2x upstairs and once down. The service is impeccable. There's only about 15 tables (and a bar) in this converted home, so they need to make it count, and they do. There is bread service and a short menu. All menu items are above average. Unique ingredients and specials. We normally pass on dessert, but not here...we get... More 

Thank minnspa
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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181 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We recently had an outstanding dining experience at Aqua. The restaurant is in an old building or house with a dining area and bar on the first floor and another dining area located upstairs. We dined upstairs, which was cozy, quiet and the tables were not too close together. The service was prompt and courteous. They had a good selection... More 

Thank jes22
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 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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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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 

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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
US$16 - US$24
Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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?