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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (23 reviews)
“pork shank” (9 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4453 Lake Ave S, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3453
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Went to acquaint on a referral from a business colleague who suggested they make the best cocktails at white Bear Lake and boy were they right, a must try Service there was impressive and so was the food. A bit pricy but well worth every...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AOR509
Reviewed September 12, 2018

I had the Panko Encrusted Walleye with Smoked Paprika Crushed Yukon Gold Potatoes, Sauteed Broccolini and Lemon Beurre Blanc and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. The combination of flavors, and the perfectly cooked walleye, had me scraping my plate for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JessicaME2013
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I loved how one of their patios was across the street from the restaurant and on the lake! The service was great and they were friendly. The food is on the top end of pricing but if you're ready to splurge it i worth it!...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Krysta G
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My daughter took me here for Grandma’s Day. The perfect weather night was made so much by our visit to Acqua. The host was so gracious and welcoming. A great start. We waited at the bar for cocktails while we waited for our table. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Donna P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you time it right, and the weather cooperates, sitting on the 2nd floor balcony, on the first floor deck, or across the street in their patio is a wonderful experience. Food is fantastic, wine selection superb, and some excellent hand crafted cocktails (our favorites...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 56Buick
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Normally my favorite scallops are at Phil’s Terra Hideaway in Oak Park Heights or San Pedro Cafe in Hudson...but these Scallops were over the top, they were just spicy enough with a tinge of sweet in a sauce that resembled a Béarnaise and top that...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Swedehill
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We drove to this site to see how special it was. Friends had recommended it to us. . It started out as an overcast evening but the sun came out and we enjoyed the outside seating. We ordered wine and then looked at the menu....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Carol K
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

We had another excellent dinner at Acqua! We usually decide on the three course dinner. My husband enjoyed the delicious pork shank and I enjoyed the tasty salmon. We both chose the Caesar salad with perfectly prepared shrimp!! For dessert the cheesecake and chocolate molten...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jayne L
Reviewed June 18, 2018

my favorite white bear lake restaurant! Love the seared sea scallops and braised pork shank. Outdoor dining on the lake is a special treat.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Arrived early for our reservation, as the bar was full the staff suggested that we go to Mizu, their sister restaurant next door to enjoy the front porch. We did that and enjoyed that experience. Rain arrived just before our original reservation time, the staff...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank michaelrI6197TV
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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