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Acqua Restaurant

8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
+1 651-464-6130
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (28 reviews)
“beet salad” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant with a great view of the lake. The staff was very good, but a extra thank you goes out the bartender Rachel. She made this guy from WI feel very welcome!

Thank Milrick
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Acqua is our go-to place when we want excellent food and service. Their menu is full of wonderful choices with amazing flavors. We love their offerings for a Date night on Sundays - well worth it!

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 18 May 2017

They can take a reservation , but can never fulfill a seating request. We always book with Open Table. On several visits in the past, we have requested certain seating areas due to the occasion. When we arrive, they know nothing of it! On recent...More

Thank CJJJ2
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

First I must say that the location and view from the restaurant is very nice as it is located on Forest Lake. The restaurant itself is very clean and updated. Linens on each table as well as linen napkins. Arrived here at our reservation time...More

Thank tokanier
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Ick. You would think that a restaurant of this caliber that the table water would be at least drinkable. !!!! " oh it's well water" and " it's always like that" was not what I was looking for. Had to order bottled water which was...More

Thank Fred1855
Livinthadream56, Owner at Acqua Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Fred, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and I apologize for the off taste in our well water. We do run it through an iron filtration system to take out as much iron flavor as possible. We will look at...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Not our first time here but disappointing this time. Promptly seated and then forgotten for 20 minutes. No milk for the kids at about 1 pm. Buffet was running out of everything. Powdered eggs, at least they tasted like powder, not scratch. Good sausage, excellent...More

Thank Henry H
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A special spot for sure. Artfully created menu selections in a classy setting. It is rather spendy with small serving sizes but pretty guaranteed to be a good experience overall. Staff are very professional too.

Thank Purelyhis
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to this Acqua venue and our first in very early spring. We took a couple with who were unfamiliar. The restaurant setting is simply superb being located on a suburban lake. We were comfortably seated with a nice view by...More

Thank DavidC1029
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We went for the Sunday brunch and it was incredible! There were many choices for breakfast and dinner items. The desserts were delicious as well. The service was pleasant and prompt.

1  Thank Becky P
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Our cozy table was waiting when we arrived, with a nice view of the lake. The food was delicious and there was a large variety, the service was great, will definitely go again!

Thank khubb33
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How do people dress for Saturday night dinner?
6 August 2016|
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Response from MNJimmy2010 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could feel comfortable "dressing up" for SatNight. It is difficult nowadays to know what it means to dress up. I have had people comment on my "dressing up" when I have worn Dockers and a shirt with a collar. I... More
How do people dress for Saturday night dinner?
6 August 2016|
Response from RTinAZ | Reviewed this property |
Casual nice, sportcoat not necessary, no tie. Both are on the water so you will experience all modes of attire. Me? Nice pair of shorts or khakis, dressy golf shirt, sandals/tennis shoes. Enjoy! RTinMN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8241 N Shore Trl N, Forest Lake, MN 55025-8338
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Forest Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 651-464-6130
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Acqua's second restaurant is now open on the Northern shore of Forest Lake. Our menu is Italian driven and we always strive to source out the highest quality local ingredients. We focus on maintaining a warm, clean and comfortable atmosphere while offering knowledgeable and attentive service that cares.
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