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ACQUA - White Bear Lake

4.7
2478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
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Phone number
(651) 407-7317
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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
We have three rooms, each available for private and semi-private dining of up to 30 guests with great views of White Bear Lake. Our newly remodeled upstairs private dining room seats 20 and features a fireplace as well as a view over the lake.
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Private party contact
Daron Close: (651) 407-7317
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Catering
Please call us for private off-site events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 61 and Highway 96
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Parking details
Parking is available along Lake Street or behind our building.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We oped to sit at the bar, Brian waited on us and was awesome and the food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It's been a while since we've been able to dine at Acqua and it didn't disappoint! Their hand-crafted cocktails are delicious and our food was amazing as always.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Perfect.
Great food and service

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Fabulous food and service! Our evening was a real treat, thanks.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Acqua is one of our favorite places. Always great service and food. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Enjoyed every minute. Definitely have the passion sour.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Appropriately attentive staff. Went in winter when reservations were probably not needed, but staff was very accommodating to move reservation time. Food was outstanding, good portion size. Drink/beer list was good, not great. Overall a wonderful and cozy spot to take a loved one.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We stopped by for a family birthday celebration. The table behind us was loud and boisterous. This was totally understandable, but frustrating as well. We have heard great things about the restaurant, but were underwhelmed with the ambiance. The scallops were amazing, but the steaks left a lot to be desired. The service was pretty slow for having only 6 tables on our floor. My coffee arrived just as we were finishing desert.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

In 8 years, very few missteps. The food is always first rate, the servers polite and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere is friendly. When a guest of ours needed gluten free our server recommended several dishes and was very attentive.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Disappointed this time in the food quality. Service was exceptional as usual, but probably not going back for quite a while.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was outstanding! Cocktails were delicious - so glad we passed up our usual wine to start with something unique and tasty. The Bolognese was the best we've had, and the risotto actually made me utter, "sweet baby Jesus!". ... I actually did that, and it's not the type of thing I go around exclaiming! Try the dessert, you know you want to -- and after such a great meal, you know it's too good to pass up. Service was second to none - like clockwork. Thanks for a great evening out. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Usually love Acqua. Took grandson and his girlfriend there to celebrate his 21st birthday. His $38 steak was not tender. They brought a dessert with a candle and charged $8 for it. My ragu was very good and the chicken marsala was good. Caesar salads also good. Will be back because of better experiences in the past.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We love Acqua. Lobster was not to their standard tonight. To their credit they took care of it.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Whenever we want a really nice meal, we come here. They never disappoint us!
The service is outstanding and the food always comes out looking (and tasting) fabulous! This is our "go-to" restaurant if we want to impress out of town friends or family.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our salmon risotto and grilled chicken on pasta with creamy mushroom sauce was good. We like Aqua for it's location on White Bear Lake and the service. The food is consistently above average. This restaurant and bar is frequented by many of the locals.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Excellent dining experience all around. I highly recommend trying the orange mojito and the pork shank

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always a great experience. They pride themselves on great service and food. The location is an added bonus.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Brian was excellent as are server We had 7 people and they were all attended to in great fashion.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants! We brought friends who haven't been there before, they loved the food. The waitress was great!

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was excellent. We were however seated in a small room facing the lake which was cold. We had to put on our jackets.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Delicious food! Love the Ginger Jameson

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great service, setting, food and cocktails! The experience is consistent and I always look forward to going back!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food was amazing! It was a bit pricey but we got what we paid for. The service was the best part. We were waited on hand and foot. For the hefty tips that they get you should expect that though. It was a night to remember.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Loved the Sea Bass special--fantastic! Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Wonderful ambiance and food. Always a great time at Acqua. The staff is so friendly and very professional. Jeff is a wonderful Manager!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The rack of lamb special was amazing. With cherry gastrique and gorgonzola mashed potatoes was fantastic.

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It was fine. We had a Groupon, but with 2 drinks each and tip, it was over $120. Pork Shank and beet salad were good and there was a lot of food, but pasta seemed like it came from a box. I think for the money you can find a better place to dine.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall everything was great from service to food. I was there with my husband for a date and was seated next to a group who was a bit loud and kind of take away the mood. Overall it was very nice and romantic.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My wife and I love Acqua! Fantastic food, drinks and service!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Reliably excellent. Cocktails are top notch. The menu could use some revitalization.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Lovely evening. Great good!!

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This was our first visit to Acqua and we were impressed. We went there because we had a Groupon for a 4 coarse meal and the food was very good. The only reason for not giving an Outstanding mark on both food and service was this. I had the pork shank and the sweet potato puree was cool with a warm pork shank served on top. Flavor was great, but I prefer my food hot. Our server was excellent, although before we had our wine and cocktails, the first coarse had already been served. We prefer to have a little time to enjoy a glass of wine and a cocktail before beginning the meal. Overall, a very good experience and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

our serverwas very helpful in menu selection and sharing her own thoughts. These selections excellent tasting and ad classy presentation

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Pleasant staff, great service, and food excellent; all as expected

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a Valentine’s Day dinner and it was perfect with great service and food in a quiet setting with a reasonable price considering the occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food presentation and quality was amazing also the service was great! I have already recommended Acqua to many of my friends

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great place with views of White Bear Lake. Service was great!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

The food and service is always very high quality and consistent. They have excellent craft cocktails and a very good wine list.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent, friendly service and superb food and wine as always!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service and delicious food. Had a wonderful evening.

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