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Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
+1 515-288-2246
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“cannoli” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, American
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a take out for a calzone that states is filled with "Seven Cheeses and Imported Prosciutto Ham." There was no prosciutto, but lots of bread that wasn't very tasty. Disappointing. The place was crowded and they have a large menu. Order something other than...More

Thank Terry M
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Terry, we work hard to make every order perfect, so I'm very sorry that your calzone wasn't up to our normal standards. I'll be sure to look into what may have happened, and I'd love another chance to give you an amazing experience. All the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you crave old school Italian this is the place!!! Love the service, the setting and of course the food. This is our go to place, it never disappoints and you can count on leftovers!!

Thank Erica C
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I love that we're your go-to when you're in need of some old-fashioned comfort food, Erica! Looking forward to sharing more pizza and pasta with you soon. Until then, James, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived a lot of places, and tried a lot of pizza, but when I'm in Des Moines I know that I can have my favorite pizza - at Noah's. This trip did not disappoint. I savored every bite and took the leftovers back to...More

Thank Denise B
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It means a lot to be your favorite, Denise. We appreciate you making us a part of your trips to Des Moines. We can't wait to hear what you think of the cannoli next time! 'Til then, James, Owner

Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is the place to go if you want to eat like we did in the 70's. My house salad was mostly iceberg lettuce that was overdressed. I tried the special, which was rigatoni. I was initially grateful that they didn't bring out one of...More

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Tim, I appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review of your visit. We're certainly an older restaurant here, and we're proud of our roots. That said, we strive to be a restaurant that has something for everyone who enjoys Italian food. While...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

I had hosted a small graduation party from Drake University in 1982 for my family. It was perfect. I recently returned to the area and had guests from St. Louis. They have a strong Italian heritage and hosted us on "the Hill" there. The Hill...More

Thank mbook14
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

I'm very sorry we didn't live up to your expectations the night you and your guests joined us. When we welcome new servers to our team we'll always make sure they feel supported on the floor. During their early days, we appreciate your patience as...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Came late one evening as this place was a suggested restaurant. Claiming to be "The Pizza King since 1946", the self titled description does no justice to their food offerings. If you like crunchy Onion Rings, come here! I also had the Italian Sausage Sandwich....More

Thank Robert L
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Robert, it's great our cooking blew you away. It was a pleasure welcoming you to our restaurant. From the onion rings to the cannoli, I'm glad to hear we're doing things right in the kitchen. See you soon for more cannoli! -James, Owner

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Noah's Ark is an older Des Moines Steak House. It has a neat old-style steak house decor. The food was awesome! We had a steak/potato and pasta dishes that were delicious. Big portions - we both had leftovers. Excellent service, big menu, and reasonable prices....More

Thank kymkessler
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us -- I appreciate all your support. It's great to hear we're getting our flavors just right. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back next time! -James, Owner

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Was here with a large group while visiting Des Moines for the first time. The menu is largely Italian American but has a smattering of other items like deli food too. I went with the Calabrese lasagne which is more of a rigatoni casserole. I...More

Thank LDGM
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

It was a pleasure having you over, but I wish our cooking could have impressed you more. We're proud of our many offerings, and hope you come back so you can try even more from our kitchen. -James, Owner

Reviewed 24 July 2017

While growing up in Des Moines, Noah’s was the place to go if you really wanted to impress a date. And they’re still packing them in! The wall mural depicting Noah’s Ark and all the animals two by two is still there, the ceiling is...More

Thank William D
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Thanks so much for all your support over the years, William. Guests like you mean so much to us. We're looking forward to many more wonderful meals together! -James, Owner

Reviewed 6 March 2017

I had the beef/noodles my friend had the fettucine. Buns here are always fantastic. My beef and noodles were very good but kinda watery. My friend had a HEAPING plate of fettucine. Overall great place for lunch.More

Thank phartman72
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

It's great the beef and noodles and buns hit the spot. We're always looking for ways to make our cooking even more enjoyable, so I appreciate you mentioning the consistency of the broth. The team and I hope to see you again soon! - James,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-288-2246
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Description
Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan style pizza in Des Moines, IA.
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