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Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar

4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
+1 651-407-7317
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere but pricey:( Since I am Italian & Greek and A Chef too boot, I find it hard to beat my own Original Family Recipes, so in all fairness I will say it was just okay!

Thank Elizabeth I
Livinthadream56, Owner at Acqua Restaurant & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! Tough to beat the old family recipes Elizabeth! May I ask what you ordered? We really do our best to serve the highest quality while keeping our costs down. Sorry you didn't find it a value. Daron Close Owner Acqua

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Acqua as we have seen many times in the past provided exceptional service and quality menu/food selections. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion! True neighborhood gem!

Thank John C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little restaurant is on the shores of White Bear Lake, in the marina area. This is a romantic spot with great food and lots of pretty views of blue water and boats moored to docks. In the summer months, it's fun to watch all...More

Thank Brin651
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The view from the restaurant is only surpassed by the food and atmosphere.... The staff are superb attentive without being over keen.... The food is really good the menu is excellent... ours was a business dinner But this Is a perfect venue for a romantic...More

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We've eaten here many times for special occasions and always had a wonderful meal experience. This time was no exception! We decided to have a special family meal, and our 8 year old bypassed the kids' menu for a steak :-) Our filet mignon was...More

Thank Monica_mn87
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We infrequently visit Acqua, but we have never been disappointed when we go. My husband had the walleye and I had the three course tasting menu with the beet and goat cheese salad (very tasty!), braised pork shank (fall off the bone tender and succulent)...More

Thank Judy J
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Four of us dined here a couple weeks ago. Acqua is a older home converted to a nice restaurant. We felt that the food was very good, the atmosphere was relaxing and the servers were pleasant. We had a chance to meet the owner, he...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Aqua is everything I love in a restaurant when traveling. Located by the water in a converted two-story home, the atmosphere is unique, warm and welcoming. The food was SCRUMPTIOUS! From the lobster bisque soup to the apple salad to the risotto to the salmon,...More

Thank berney5
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had been given a gift card for the restaurant a number of months and finally got around to using. I really don't know why it took so long to use it but I won't make that mistake again. Everything was perfect....More

Thank Ebojoe
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Have sat 2x upstairs and once down. The service is impeccable. There's only about 15 tables (and a bar) in this converted home, so they need to make it count, and they do. There is bread service and a short menu. All menu items are...More

Thank minnspa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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: +1 651-407-7317
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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.