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Noah’s Ark Opened on New Year’s Eve 1946

Noah’s Ark is one of Des Moines’ oldest and most popular restaurants, but we had to start somewhere. Coming from humble beginnings, Noah’s Ark opened on New Year’s Eve 1946 as a very small lunch counter with limited seating. Our only goal was to serve great home-style food and introduce Neapolitan style pizza to Des Moines and Central Iowa. Since then, we have been constantly evolving with the times and started focusing our attention to providing the residents with exquisite Italian dishes, along with prime steaks, fresh seafood, chicken, and great desserts with superb coffee drinks.

Providing the Area’s Richest History

In 1953, we expanded our building to fit more people, and we slowly became the premier destination for residents who wanted a special night out on the town. We continued our expansion by adding a bakery, putting Noah’s Ark’s homemade bread in very high demand. Noah’s Ark will always be there for the residents of Des Moines, providing the area’s richest history, most comfortable atmosphere, and favorite pizza!

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Stop in to Try Our Legendary Pizza Today!