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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
American, Italian, Wine Bar
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4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110 (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
(651) 507-7317
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Andover, Minnesota
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank jbreak9
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank Marcy K
St. Paul, MN
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the best Ossobuco I've ever had. Perfectly seasoned. Beautifully presented with a white sweet potato puree and a beautiful wine sauce. My only criticism is that I wished there had been more sauce 'cuz it was soooo good. Had the grilled asparagus as a starter and it was also fantastic.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This is a place that has a view of White Bear Lake and is fairly intimate. The atmosphere is rather light with the noise level easy to visit. The service was wonderful and the food was great!

Thank cutiepie364
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Lovely little restaurant right near the lake. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. We waited for the rest of our party at the bar and tasted some lovely craft beers. We were seated upstairs , the waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable on all the dishes on the menu. Price is a bit steep but the experience is worth it.

Thank alodestroyer
North Oaks, Minnesota
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Acqua is a quirky restaurant, serving good food, nice wine and all with a nice view of White Bear Lake. The menu isn't especially large, but the quality is good and there's general something for everyone without catering for he red meat and cholesterol brigade. it's priced in the upper range because it's only a small place which targets the... More 

Thank BSterlingV
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

First time experience & would definitely go back. We had a large party for a work event. The service was great, the food & wine were excellent and the dessert is a MUST HAVE :) !

Thank Nikki J
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This place has it all. Cocktails were perfect. Appetizers delicious. Entree as good as I've ever had. Between us we had the Bolognese, Scallops and the Arctic Char. All excellent. Service was first class and professional. This place ain't cheap but well worth. Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

Thank Seatow
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Acqua is a true local restaurant gem in the White Bear area! We have enjoyed many outstanding meals and consistently we are impressed with the true perfection every time.

Thank John C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

Here it is -Minnesota, and I am raving about the scallops! But they are great, along with everything else I've ever had here. Just wish they had more space -hard to get in unless you plan well ahead. That won't stop me though

Thank Anne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
American, Italian, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    (Highway 61 and Highway 96)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  White Bear Lake
  • Phone Number: (651) 507-7317
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?
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