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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
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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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Shoreview, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed drinks with our friends on the outdoor deck on a perfect Minnesota evening. Great service a little pricey.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is a little hard to find but so worth it. I have been to both Acqua restaurants (White Bear and Forest Lake) and they are awesome. It can be a little pricey but after you have eaten there you won't mind a bit. The staff is courteous and helpful. The atmosphere is classy and the food mouthwatering. Never had... More

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Fremont, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

What a nice place with waterfront seating on a very large lake. The tasting menu was so so good and the wait staff was just great.

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MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place, great food, great service. Try the cucumber mojitos. The Forest Lake addition is huge and very lovely. Much more of a special occasion atmosphere. We go there often and have never been disappointed.

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Start with a great martini, cosmo, or wine from a fairly extensive selection. In fact, my wife claims "best int he world" status of the cosmo as long as she sees that the talented bartender is working that night. Their pasta dishes are terrific, and the fish choices have always been great. I ordered a steak once and loved it... More

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Dellwood, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Every time it go to Acqua, I am amazed by the food. Such pure flavor. Total joy to share food with friends. The staff and owners are always ready to make your dinner even more enjoyable. Thank You!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We happened upon this very hidden restaurant - hard to find, but worth the search!! It is a little home, converted into a two story restaurant. Tiny in space, but outstanding in quality. We did not have a reservation, but they seated us anyway on a very busy Saturday night. Service was quick and friendly, and the food was really... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Acqua's has been established in White Bear Lake for 5-years now. In the many meals we have had there not once did they let us down. Every dish we have tried was top notch, the wine selection good, and the cocktails Nichole creates are fantastic. Prices range from medium to high but the value is worth it. Try the bolognese.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This is a cool little place overlooking White Bear Lake. We went last fall. I believe it was closed for the winter. Nice ambiance, clearly a local favorite. A bit hard to get in to - waited at bar but many people tried and turned away. Really nice eclectic menu. Some fun drinks - I really liked the Mango juice,... More

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We enjoy everything we have eaten at the Acqua Restaurant in White Bear Lake. Usually we have the tasting menu with the three courses. My favorite entrée is the walleye and I have enjoyed many different salads. If you have room, the desserts are very good as well. The servings are very generous.

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