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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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Shoreview, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been here several times and always have great food and service. We both had the three course tasting menu. All of the courses were excellent. I had the pork shank and it was so tender. My wife had the butternut squash ravioli and had great flavor. We also had the wine flights to accompany each course. The bartender picked... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We dined at Acqua on Jan. 3, 2015. It was a blustery, snowy night. Complementary valet parking is available...thankfully, as they do not have a parking lot. Our table was near the window on the main floor overlooking White Bear Lake. I'm sure it is beautiful...in July. Our reservation was early and, unfortunately, it was quite chilly in that part... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

My wife and I had the surf and turf on NYE and it was nothing short of spectacular. The lobster was perfect and the filet was just how I ordered it, med rare. WOW very very nice. We enjoyed a 2007 Cyrus from the Alexander Valley Estates, perfect flavor. Finished with a bundino dessert and a port. Great night with... More 

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Twin Cities
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We met another couple for dinner. It was their recommendation. What a fantastic meal and service. Julia was an awesome server and we found the bartender (after dinner drinks) to be quite witty and fun. Being the other couple had dined there before they had their favorites: the Beet Salad, the three course meal special and a double plate of... More 

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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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