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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
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
2400 Ingersoll Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312-5234
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 1 August 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

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Since ownership went to the kids/grandkids, the quality went south. This is a very popular place, but it is so based on the past, not the current. Used to go a lot and just took the family for my son's birthday...the pizza was pretty good,...More

Thank Warren J
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2017

It was a pleasure celebrating your son's birthday with you guys, Warren. Tradition is very important to us, so we'll always do our best to maintain a high standard of service and food, just like our parents taught us. That said, I'm sorry your other...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasant place for family dining. Food was great & service excellent. Waitresses & waiters actually seemed to enjoy their job & the busy night & were smiling to each other & the customers.

Thank Richard D B
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We strive to make our restaurant as family friendly and server friendly as possible, Richard -- it's great you appreciated that. Here's to many more meals together! - James, Owner

Reviewed 21 January 2017

I attended with friends and ordered the Veal Mozzarella which came with a small side dish of spaghetti. I found the dish to be excellent and very tasty. The rolls arrived warm and the creamy Italian dressing on the salad was also very good. A...More

Thank torpdo
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Torpdo, thanks for joining us -- so glad you enjoyed everything! Thanks, also, for leaving us some feedback about your water. I'll pass this along to the team! Hope to see you again soon, James, Owner

Reviewed 15 January 2017

One year ago we tried this place late at night and were happy with the food and service so we decided to go back. This was a special birthday meal- so we dressed up and were going out for a night on the town. The...More

Thank jjb99683
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We were in Des Moines for a family Christmas gathering. We wanted Italian cuisine, so someone suggested Noah's Arc. I think it was a first-time visit for everyone in the group. I would agree that yes, this is a landmark restaurant, that has been around...More

Thank Mark43
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Mark, thanks for stopping by to celebrate with us -- I wish you had been more impressed, though. We're know for our friendly service and tasty dishes, but it sounds like you caught us on an off day. Please know that I'll going to follow...More

Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food and management and ambience was a 10, however if I am going to only drink water and you want a 20% please be kind to check back. Food 10, ambience 10, cleanliness 10 server 8.

1  Thank REIKE P
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2016

Reike, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal for the most part -- thanks for coming by! Thank you, also, for leaving some feedback about the service. I'll be sure to pass this along to the team. Hope to see you again soon, James, Owner

Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have been coming to Noah's for years when I visit Des Moines and one of my favorites is the meatball sandwich. This time is was not so good. The good crisp Italian bun has been replaced with a soft "hot dog style" bun. Salads...More

Thank tripandtravel
James L, Owner at Noah's Ark Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Thanks for always coming to see us when you're in town -- that means a lot! Sorry our meatball sandwich disappointed this time. I'll follow up with the kitchen about this! Hope to see you again soon, James, Owner

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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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