• About Acqua

    Comfortably located on White Bear Lake’s western shore, Acqua offers a warm dining experience with gorgeous lakeside views and unique Italian dishes. With two scenic decks overlooking the marina, a spacious lakeside patio, elegant bar, and three 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, we love sharing our passion for fine Italian cuisine and are truly grateful for the opportunity to welcome you into our beautiful lakeside restaurant.

    About the Owners
    Daron and Nicole Close are longtime professionals of the hospitality industry. They have dedicated their careers to constant growth and learning in hopes of one day fulfilling the dream of opening their own restaurant. Their paths conveniently crossed at just the right moment and their dream become a reality when they opened their first restaurant ACQUA Restaurant and Bar in 2009. After their marriage in 2013 they now own and operate ACQUA Restaurant, MIZU Japanese and manage Cabin 61 and Admiral D’s.

    Daron Close, Director of Operations, grew up locally in Roseville and received his degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Since 1997, Daron has enjoyed working in over 30 restaurants while gaining valuable experience in the hospitality industry. Daron can be reached at daronclose@yahoo.com