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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

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American, Italian, Wine Bar
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4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453 (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
(651) 507-7317
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best outdoor patio restaurants in the Twin Cities! Choose from the covered porch, the open-air balcony, or the lakeside patio beneath a giant oak tree (highly recommended). When dining with the 3 course tasting menu, be sure to add the wine flight. You'll be delighted with the wine selections paired specifically for your individual course options. Drinks,... More 

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Thank Frost S
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for my husband and dad's birthday. All four of us decided to do the three course menu which had a great variety of options for salad, main course and dessert. It starts with bread and honey infused butter. Then decided on a heirloom tomato caprese salad our waiter recommended. I selected the salmon with lemon fennel risotto--the... More 

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Thank Deb S
Wyoming, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Acqua - both locations in fact. For Christmas we gave my brother and his wife a gift certificate and so we joined them this week for dinner in the WBL location. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn't take advantage of the outdoor seating. The staff are very pleasant, well trained, knowledgeable and helpful. The drinks are always... More 

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Thank livethegoodlife2014
North Oaks, Minnesota
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever my husband and I can get away for a nice dinner alone, we like to go here. The service is always professional and courteous, the food and wines are perfect, and the atmosphere manages to be both a romantic fine dining establishment and a welcoming neighborhood joint.

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Thank ortteb1
Osceola, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have not had such an enjoyable dinner in a very long time and we eat out often. The restaurant is lovely with quiet romantic seating on the patios overlooking the marina/lake. The bruchetta was the best I have ever had and the shrimp and scallops were delicious. All seasoning was perfect. The server was informative and attentive without being... More 

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Thank Familymaker
Prescott, Arizona
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful dinner at Acqua. We sat outside and the weather was perfect. The beet salad with goat cheese was amazing and the calamari appetizer was delicious. I would recommend the shrimp and scallop dinner entree. Next time I am in this area I will be back!

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Thank HighCountryAZ
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very nice and the plates are presented in a very refined way. The quality of the food is top notch and the restaurant says everything is made from scratch. The service is good and I like the selection of plates. I've been here twice and it has been very good both tomes

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Thank mbie871
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They seated us in what could be described as an upstairs hallway - an area between the nice room that faces the lake and a large room that was in the back of the restaurant - so we had a poor location. The apple manchego salad is excellent. Our entrees were fine but expensive. We waited a long time for... More 

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Thank LizaJane_12
Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Ate there for second time this week and just as good as first. First time was inside upstairs which was very quaint. Second time was outside across the street. Service was very good considering the server has to walk across the street every time we order. I had the New York steak which was delicious My wife had the Chilean... More 

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Thank jbreak9
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Situated along the Marina on White Bear Lake, Acqua offers quaint and casual, elegant dining with a view. Everything on the menu that we have tried has been delicious and beautifully plated from the salad to the dessert. The service is impeccable and very gracious. We love Acqua!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
Cuisine
American, Italian, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Scenic view
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
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: (651) 507-7317
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?