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About ACQUA - Forest Lake
Comfortably located on Forest Lake's Northern shore, Acqua offers a warm dining experience with gorgeous lakeside views and unique Italian dishes. With a spacious lakeside patio, elegant bar, and two cozy dining rooms, Acqua provides an ideal setting for family, holiday and business get togethers. Acqua combines fresh, high quality, local ingredients, a contemporary culinary sensibility, and a caring, knowledgeable staff to create an elegant evening of dining.
Here at Acqua Forest Lake, we love sharing our passion for fine Italian cuisine and are truly grateful for the opportunity to welcome you into our beautiful lakeside restaurant.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday Happy Hour: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday Dinner: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Inman Ave N
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet parking offered in our private parking lot.
Private Party Facilities:
2 Large Party Rooms holding 120 and 80. Both have beautiful views of Forest Lake. Entire Facility available for groups of up to 200.
Private Party Contact:
JJ Maleitzke: (651) 464-6130
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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ACQUA - Forest Lake Ratings and Reviews
This is our 3rd trip to Acqua and we would still go back again! Very gluten free friendly. Great service, great food. The only reason I gave 4 starts was this time our waitress got super deflated as soon as we mentioned our Groupon and there were a couple of small mix ups with my food (gluten free) Last time we had no issue and the waitress even asked if we were using the Groupon. She still treated us like we were royalty and was super conscientious of my gluten free requests. Overall, I would not hesitate to go back!
Great place on Forest Lake. Food was excellent, well prepared to our liking. Waite staff was very attentive and very effective. The only complaint was the background music - Duran Duran's "Hungry Like A Wolf" didn't quite make it for me. Other than that I would go there again and recommend it to others.
My parents and boyfriend and I got the 3 course Groupon option and it was absolutely fantastic! The prime rib was perfectly done and the fresh horseradish that our server brought out was an amazing addition. The ambiance was beautiful and cozy and we loved the fire place! Heidi made us wonderful cocktails and her bright and friendly personality is always the best! Our server seemed to pay little attention to us once we told her we had the groupon, but overall her service was good. Food came out paced perfectly and she was very attentative to fill coffees at the end of the meal. Wonderful experience and highly recommended!
We were greeted right away, and were seated even before our scheduled reservation ( and it was very busy). The waitress was excellent, and very funny. The food was great. There were 4 of us, 2 had prime rib and they were very happy with that, one had the pork shank, & I had lobster tail on risotto everything was very good. It is expensive, and the amount is not huge. Things one aka cart. I like the atmosphere and the food, so I think it’s worth the amount of money. It is enough food, so you don’t end up over eating
I celebrated my birthday here, and everything was perfect! The beet salad was wonderful with those crispy /melty cheese bites! The pork shoulder and sweet potato purée.... so so good! Took half home, because the portion was so large. My delicious butterscotch budino was delivered with a birthday candle! Thanks for making my birthday extra special.
My husband and I were there at 5:00 pm on Friday, January 19th in the main dining area. Our waitress was exceptional (very personable, smiled, eye contact and so helpful). She had dark hair. She seated us in the best spot of the room with two windowed views. Please give her kudo's.
The French Onion soup was awesome. I will come back just for that!
I like this location because it's more scenic than the WBL location, but the food and service isn't as good as it used to be. We had a Groupon, which was nice. I ordered the roasted red pepper soup, and it was okay. There was no dressing on my friend's salad at all. Main course was good. WBL has better food, hands down. I'm not sure if we will visit again or not.
This restaurant is a favorite of mine. The restaurant is gorgeous and the view is Forest Lake -- perfect. Every dinner I've had there was great. My birthday brunch was disappointing. The bacon was good and those that had the sausage and biscuits and the eggs benedict were happy (although the hash browns were "chewy"). The hash is not good -- very dry. Two people ordered the hash as their main meal - it came with a sauce that helped with the dryness but they had to watch what they were eating because they kept pulling out big pieces of fat. When they have the Sunday brunch buffet, the food is great. We want to keep going there for regular breakfast because of the setting but the sides need attention. Decent toast selection (not the texas toast, one skinny dry piece of white bread) and good potatoes. At dinner I give Acqua FL an excellent, summer brunch an excellent, winter brunch a fair. Please improve. I love this place.
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