Like all great things, Noah’s Ark Ristorante had to start somewhere. Beginning as a small lunch counter in 1946, the founders just wanted to introduce the good people of Des Moines to authentic Italian cuisine. Des Moines took to it and over the years, Noah’s Ark grew to be the place where people went for an evening out and a taste of Neapolitan Italy—without the cost of a plane ticket! Their menu includes some delicious choices such as pastas with homestyle Cavatelli, as well as steak, seafood and poultry dishes. Their desserts include the traditional Italian dessert, cannolis, as well as Chicago style cheesecake! And while takeout is an option, the dining room is as equally pleasing as the food! Dining in is an experience one certainly wouldn’t want to miss!