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About ACQUA - White Bear Lake
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.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Sunday: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Highway 61 and Highway 96
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call us for private off-site events.
Parking is available along Lake Street or behind our building.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Daron Close: (651) 407-7317
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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ACQUA - White Bear Lake Ratings and Reviews
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.
We had other plans, but they didn’t work out. We decided to try Acqua as we near by and often considered it. It was our way over due date nite, and was perfect. The service, food and cocktails were perfect. We had a great night, including dessert. It was awesome.
My husband and I made a somewhat last minute decision to go out for dinner this past Saturday evening. We were able to secure a 7:30 pm reservation at Acqua White Bear Lake. We arrived a little early and as our table was ready, was escorted upstairs to a table for 2, right by the front windows. It was a beautiful evening (snowing) to be inside and looking out! The food was as wonderful as always, including desert! Our server was equally wonderful!
Great food, friendly (very) staff, wonderful ambiance. This was our first-ever visit to Acqua, and it certainly won't be our last. Cozy dining rooms means it's not too noisy. And we can't wait for spring/summer to arrive so we can dine outside - with an outstanding the view of the lake. Well done, Acqua.
We have been going to the Forest Lake location for the few years, but found a Groupon and went back to the WBL location for the first time in a long time. The food was still a good as it used to be. The meatballs were fantastic, the Caesar salad was OK, my wife had the beat salad and said it was very good, the chicken Marsala was fantastic, the pork shank was OK, and the burdenee dessert was very good. The service was very good (friendly and helpful). The main complaint we have about WBL is the size of the restaurant...... you are right on top of the other guests (including the ones at the bar).
The meatball appetizer, mushroom soup, and apple-and-Manchego salad were excellent, as was the chocolate souffle; and the salmon entree was exceptional! The only disappointment was the Ossobuco, which was dry and tough and tasted old, despite a delicious sauce.
Aqua is a restaurant for a special occasion. I felt that $14 for a 4 oz glass of wine was definitely too high. Food is very good and gluten free options are available. Service was a little slow. Prices are in the $$$ range for main entree only. Summer is the best time to visit as the views of White Bear Lake and activities on the lakefront make your dining experience special. Honestly we prefer the Aqua in Forest Lake, which is also located on a lake, and probably would not go back to the White Bear Location.
The service was great, good descriptions of different menu items allowed us to make good choices, responsive to needs and refilled water and drinks without asking. Food was great. Three of us got the scallops and shrimp and not only did it taste wonderful, but it really was filling. Great bread and butter at the table, cozy and not noisy.
My wife and I had a very pleasant dinner at Acqua- White Bear Lake. We have been to the Forest Lake location several times and never been disappointed - and the Acqua - WBL continued that tradition. My wife's shrimp pasta entree and my pork shank were both outstanding! The service was also excellent.
We are anticipating a return trip when the lake isn't frozen and the temperature isn't below zero windchill!
My husband and I needed a night out. We had a Groupon for the price fixe. Wonderful options. We decided to get the wine pairing instead of choosing just one wine- $25/person. The first glass paired with the meatballs seemed skimpy, but it was more than enough. By the time I got to dessert, I didn't need the port, but it was very good. We talked the entire time and never had to ask for a thing, each course just came out at the perfect time. We took an early reservation so we got a table by the front window where we could see the ice fishing houses and then the headlights of cars out on the lake. Had a great time. Great service.
The food was absolutely magnificent; both my wife and I said they were as good or better than anything similar we've ever had. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the tall gentleman (whom I learned later has been working for the manager for eight years), but he was working the lower-level front room, with the view of the lake. He gets 10 stars!
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