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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
(651) 507-7317
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Highway 61 and Highway 96
Description: 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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English first
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Love this place, great wait staff, great wine and great food. Tasting menu is a great value. Valet parking is free. In good weather there is outdoor seating. This visit was just the two of us but great for a group too. We will be back.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been to Acqua more than 10 times. Quite simply, every time, it's been a delight. My husband loves the Ossobuco, but often tries the special of the day. For me, it's a struggle to choose between the Branzino (Chilean Sea Bass) or the Seared Scallops. They have a great selection of desserts, but I wouldn't be able to tell... More 

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Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Acqua was highly recommended by a local business owner. That opinion was was over all true for this solo diner. I had two small plates, a salad & wine. The seared scallops were text book perfect with a wonderful crust and sweet flavor. The surprise was the accompanying creamed corn - so sublime. Certainly it was creamed corn of the... More 

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Oakdale, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went there on a Friday night and were immediately seated. The bartenders make drinks using fresh ingredients and our Jameson with fresh ginger was AMAZING!! We also had the scallops and shrimp and the beet salad with fried goat cheese. The meal was a decadent taste explosion and I will be back! Jessie was an excellent... More 

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MInneapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My wife and I went to this restaurant to celebrate her birthday - the restaurant is located in a kind of two floors building near the water and easy access from the main road to White Bear Lake, just pay attention when driving because it is easy to miss the address, no signs on the road. Parking is valet and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My husband and I met up with another couple there to catch up for dinner and drinks. It was all our first visit there and we were amazed!! The server recommend great food/wine pairings. Can't wait to go back again and check it out. We really recommend you going to check this place out. It may be small but its... More 

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Minneapolis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My girlfriends and I had a wonderful dinner and experience at Acqua the other night. We had a table on the second floor, which gives off a totally different vibe than the main floor, which looks more dated. The atmosphere was beautiful and spacious. The food was outstanding (bruschetta appetizer, cheese plate, apple/manchego salad, beet/goat cheese salad, sea bass, butternut... More 

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Stillwater, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a delicious dinner on the lakeside outdoor patio. The scallops appetizer with creamed corn pudding and pea pods was scrumptious...3 of us shared it. Butternut squash ravioli and sea bass with artichokes and potato purée were heavenly...a delightful dinner for a perfect September evening. A blueberry/peach crisp with butter pecan ice cream finished the night, again shared by... More 

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North Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My experience was outstanding. Great view, quiet setting. The appetizers were wonderful and the meal was truly unforgettable. I had scallops and every bite was heaven. My companion had the Tiger Shrimp pasta and the portion I sampled was amazing. I actually paused before eating the last scallop on my plate to savor the moment. The meal was undoubtably one... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

So this place in White Bear Lake is a hidden gem. Dinner crazy good and the bartenders downstairs hilarious. We started with my favorite a Chardonnay from Alexander Valley in Cali. Delicious. Then my wife had a arugula salad with duck bacon followed by chicken picatta. I has the beet salad followed by the certified Chilean sea bass. And for... More 

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Additional Information about Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

Address: 4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone Number: (651) 507-7317
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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