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Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

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2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
515-288-2246
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Description: Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan...
Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan style pizza in Des Moines, IA.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday dinner

Six of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner together at Noah's. All our dinners were great,but we especially enjoyed their homemade rolls and cake. Will return soon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Johnston, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Johnston, Iowa
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Six of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner together at Noah's. All our dinners were great,but we especially enjoyed their homemade rolls and cake. Will return soon.

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by -- it's seriously awesome to know all six of you enjoyed your meals with us, especially the desserts! Can't wait to welcome you back, James - Owner More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food has always been quite good at Noah's. If you're looking for high-class atmosphere, however, this is not really the place. While clean and satisfactory, you probably wouldn't want to take the lady you're trying to impress. Noah's has been around forever ... and, hopefully, has a long future.

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Wakondarev, I'm glad our food has been top-notch for you. Thanks for leaving us a review -- we appreciate the support. Looking forward to next time, friend. Cheers, James - Owner More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Noah's Ark has the best pizza in town. I love their thin crust pizza because it's crispy and tasty; we like it with Italian sausage and mushrooms - add some extra cheese and and extra sauce and away you go! Don't forget to order a salad because their dressings are all made in-house and DELISH!

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Best pizza in town? What a nice thing to say! Thanks for stopping by and spreading the good word (and advocating for the salad!). I'm looking forward to next time. Cheers, James - Owner More 

Oceanside, CA
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First and foremost, for an Italian restaurant, you would expect the lasagna to be good - not the case. First time I've ever eaten lasagna with manicotti noodles. For the funeral's reception after the service, the choices picked were lasagna, pasta alfredo, and chicken. Onion rings were provided as a starter snack. They were great.

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm sorry we didn't impress you more -- we want every meal to be perfect, and it's disappointing that wasn't the case for you. I hope you'll give us another shot to show you what we're all about. Thanks, James - Owner More 

Chandler, Arizona
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Raised in the Des Moines area, but had not eaten at Noah's in many years. The food is still excellent. Prices are about 10% higher than comparable restaurants in metro Phoenix, where we live.

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm glad we've been reunited after all these years! It's awesome to hear that we've maintained that Noah's standard. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review -- we're looking forward to your next visit. Cheers, James - Owner More 

Indianola, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we recently were invited to Noah's for a graduation on a saturday afternoon. What a horrible experience. There were reservations made in advance so there was no reason they should have been short staffed. Waitress was overwhelmed and never apologized for anything she did or did not do for us. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Also, Food... More 

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I can't tell you just how disappointed I am to be reading this. We work hard to serve up great food and match that with exceptional service, and I'm disappointed that you didn't experience exactly that. With that said, I would like to apologize for sending you away dissatisfied. And though I can assure you that we always take great... More 

IOWA
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Our group of friends reconnected after more than ten years and chose our favorite old place. We had 6 PM reservations and even though they were very busy with Prom diners we were seated promptly at 6 PM. Our server was quick to bring water and get our drink orders. Upon delivering them, she brought delicious garlic knots and took... More 

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

You don't know how nice it is to hear from a long-time customer -- really warms our heart! Sorry that we ran out of prime rib so early that night, but I'm glad that your steak hit the mark. We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Cheers, James - Owner More 

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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of old classic Des Moines Italian restaurants. The pasta and pizza are excellent. The restaurant is usually pretty busy. There is a parking lot and street parking.

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoy our pasta and pizza -- thanks for spreading the good word about us! Hope to see you soon, James - Owner More 

Des Moines area
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Last visit to Noah's was for our anniversary in January. Noah's food and décor is classic Italian supper club. The music is classic as well. The service is great, and multi-generations of our family enjoy our family gathering there. Easy access to downtown Des Moines, and great service. The kids get to watch hand tossed pizza dough being made, adults... More 

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good time with us on your anniversary, and it means a lot that multiple generations of your family have come by in the past. It's a great compliment that you've found us calming -- we'll be waiting for your next visit with spumoni ice cream in hand! Cheers, James - Owner More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Been eating at Noahs for years! Love the food and the spumoni with rum sauce is the best! Homemade fried ravioli…yum! Nice to see a family owned restaurant still in business!

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James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you! I love when we get regulars leaving reviews. It's fantastic to know we always impress. Hope to see you back in soon. Best, James - Owner More 

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Additional Information about Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
Phone Number: 515-288-2246
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-288-2246

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Noah's Ark serves great home-style Italian food and delicious Neapolitan style pizza in Des Moines, IA.

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