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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This place has it all-- a wonderful view, great service, extensive beer and wine list, and most of all fabulous food! I have had dinner here several times and have always had an exceptional meal. Reservations are a must. Request a table with a view of beautiful White Bear Lake. In the summer and early fall the patios and decks are sought after spots to dine. In the winter, dinner inside can be wonderfully romantic, especially on dark snowy nights. Try the butterscotch budino for dessert-- yum!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

The food at Acqua was great. The portions were large and reasonably priced. They have a great wine by the glass selection, as well as a fairly extensive bottle list for a resteraunt of this size. The room was comfortable and had a great view of the lake. The four of us all had entrees and salads that we enjoyed, and no one was diappointed. The servers were also very friendly and well informed about the dishes they were serving. We will be frequent visitors!

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2  Thank KTJN26
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Great Food made from seasonal fresh ingridients and great atmosphere and service. Always a pleasure to dine here.

1  Thank Rita5348
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

There is nothing about this restaurant that is less than amazing. The wine menu rocks, the beer is served in specialty glasses, the menu is small but has a nice range, and the atmosphere, whether outside on the lakeside patio, or inside at a cozy table, is hard to beat.
There is only one thing to watch out for....byobr......bring your own bug repellent if you are sitting outside at sunset or afer dark. The mosquitos are unforgiving! They have citronella candles out there but on a still night, the bugs can get bad.

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4  Thank AlainaMRZ
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

Had a great dinner here with friends. We sat inside but there are two options for outdoor dining-the deck and the lakeside patio. They have a nice selection of drinks with a twist, like the cucumber margarita or the Italian basil mojito. We shared the carpaccio as an appetizer-delicious! We each ordered off the three course tasting menu which ended up being a LOT of food. Each dish was delicious. I had the caprese salad which had very fresh ingredients. The salmon was delicious, with artichokes and tomatoes, and was cooked perfectly. The dessert was amazing, chocolate soufflé with homemade toasted marshmallow and graham cracker ice cream! I would definitely go back again.

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2  Thank MNfarmer1205
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