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Acqua Restaurant

8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
+1 651-464-6130
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Better this time than the last. Four stars as I dropped my fork, server picked it up and put it back on the table. Hmmmm. Food was very good, window table overlooking the lake was nice. We split a Caesar salad and I had the...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed August 30, 2017

The appetizers and entrees were great. We were able to sit on the patio overlooking the lake. The sun was shining brightly and with a cool breeze it was a wonderful setting.

Thank kzy3hq
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Each and every dinning experience is enjoyable. This is my go-to restaurant for great food, wine and especially, my all time favorite dessert butterscotch badino. I recommend this place to everyone, and cannot wait to return.

Thank fishpig65
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We have been eating here since their opening and each dining experience has been enjoyable. Whether you're out for dinner with the family or having a quick happy hour date with the wife, the food and service here will not disappoint. Our personal favorites are...More

Thank David T
Reviewed July 15, 2017

We have been here several times to eat, notably at least three times for brunch. It's a bit of a drive but the food and service has been good enough to bring us back. The location and view is excellent if you are lucky enough...More

1  Thank CaptTrouble
Reviewed July 11, 2017

The enjoyed the food and the views from the dining room. It was a very nice experience and will return. I recommend this restaurant to everyone. Enjoy!

Thank stanrh
Reviewed July 7, 2017

First of all, had been looking forward to eating here for sometime, so my expectations were high. Lovely building and setting. Most of the tables were filled but there didn't seem to be many wait staff so I expected slow service and was not disappointed...More

Thank Bob K
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This place is a go to restaurant for any occasion. top of the line brunch and dinner is fantastic. the food is to die for, cooked, and prepared by passionate staff. service is above and beyond, need a new fork or plate don't budge or...More

1  Thank Andrew O
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Waitress very attentive. Food delicious. I and my SIL had the salmon - delicious. Hubby had the scallop appetizer and said it was the best he ever had. Bro had the special Steak Diane - also very delicious. Ambiance is great - on the lake....More

Thank AZGigiS
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant with a great view of the lake. The staff was very good, but a extra thank you goes out the bartender Rachel. She made this guy from WI feel very welcome!

Thank Milrick
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August 6, 2016|
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Response from MNJimmy2010 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could feel comfortable "dressing up" for SatNight. It is difficult nowadays to know what it means to dress up. I have had people comment on my "dressing up" when I have worn Dockers and a shirt with a collar. I... More
August 6, 2016|
Response from RTinAZ | Reviewed this property |
Casual nice, sportcoat not necessary, no tie. Both are on the water so you will experience all modes of attire. Me? Nice pair of shorts or khakis, dressy golf shirt, sandals/tennis shoes. Enjoy! RTinMN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-464-6130
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Acqua's second restaurant is on the Northern shore of Forest Lake. Our menu is Italian driven and we always strive to source out the highest quality local ingredients. We focus on maintaining a warm, clean and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgeable and attentive service that cares.
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