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ACQUA - Forest Lake

4.6
1681 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(651) 464-6130
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chris Whalen
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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.
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Private party contact
JJ Maleitzke: (651) 464-6130
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Inman Ave N
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet parking offered in our private parking lot.
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Additional
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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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Love their food, drinks and service at the Forest Lake Acqua. Always great!

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JasonJ 
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Price does not match with quality. Would be interested in trying again. Maybe find something else I enjoy.

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Pinellas71 (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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Jeans 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

They made our 30th anniversary very special. My friend from out of state ordered champagne etc and manager and staff executed her surprised eloquently—made our evening spectacular

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ForestLakeBornandRaised 
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Would prefer scallops served broiled/baked. Too many ingredients mixed together and seasoning overpowered dish. Cesar salad was dressed heavily and although dressing had good flavor, salad not crisp or fresh. Service was excellent.

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LakePeople (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance. Great fun!!!

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RonB 
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

No tap beer?
If I had known, I would have canceled the reservation.
How about a discount on the bottled stuff for the inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our first Valentine’s Day together we both enjoyed the experience and would will return sometime .

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a great time for Valentines day. Food was awesome service was second to none. valet was perfect. thanks for making our day awesome

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Loved it all.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I always love to go to Acqua. Tonight we went for Valentine’s Day and it was great.

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vipKW67 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The new walleye recipe is fabulous! Both my wife and I had it, and loved it, outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Maple Glazed Scallops were wonderful, as was the salmon and walleye.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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!

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KrisT (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, service was outstanding. Will rerurn!

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JackieHR (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful experience. Extraordinary food, and service and staff were exceptional. Highly recommend!

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JohnL (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

First time there and had a wonderful experience with the staff, food and scenery it’s located in.

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PapaD (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic time.Great food. Friendly waitress. 1st date in 30 years, recommended by son. Close to fireplace, Az girl so that was essential... Can't wait to see it in the summer...

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic experience!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Exceptional service and ambiance. Our food was delicious and served soon after we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome food and awesome service!! The pork was the best I’ve ever had!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful setting overlooking Forest Lake. Great food and cocktails. Excellent service and ambiance. Tasty deserts. It’s the total package and you will not be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Meal would be almost too pricy without Groupon. Just a fabulous experience. Will highly recommend the restaurant.

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Mike (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful meal with great friends.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent breakfast. Will return soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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Caroline (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

All was great! We would definitely have dinner, lunch or breakfast there again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It’s a beautiful view of the lake and excellent food. The service was quick and friendly-professional. I would recommend it. We will go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The staff were so friendly and efficient! Nice place and good ambiance!

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