This charming restaurant that rests on the Western Shore of White Bear Lake screams distinctive from every angle. Look at the place (above). The beautifully modeled and decorated space looks nothing like your typical and common chain restaurant. Sadly with the weather in Minnesota no longer being so forgiving, the gorgeous patios overlooking the lakes will not be open.
The menu is Italian centered and Acqua stresses they only use fresh local ingredients when formulating their original dishes. The restaurant was opened in 2009 by a group of friends, a decision that has brought much success to the shores of White Bear Lake. Acqua has been consistently ranked as one of the top 100 restaurants in the entire country in terms of food and service on Opentable.com.
The passion for hospitality starts with the General Manager Daron Close and Executive Chef Chris Whalen down to the servers and busboys. Aside from the great menu of food choices, Acqua also offers a large drink menu to accommodate all the tasty dishes. If picking one item for the menu is too tough, Acqua offers a three course tasting menu which gives guests the opportunity to try a few options. The atmosphere, food, and drinks all make Acqua a place absolutely needed to visit in the Washington County area.
For more information, visit Acqua’s website.