Babbo Italian Eatery is supporting pancreatic cancer research while celebrating the official grand opening of its Goodyear location.
On Thursday, April 7, it will donate 100% of profits to the Seena Magowitz Foundation. Additionally, the family-owned business will match the donations earned dollar for dollar. Donations will also be matched by Roger Magowitz, founder and chief executive officer of The Seena Magowitz Foundation.
“The Seena Magowitz Foundation is an incredible organization that seeks to spread awareness about pancreatic cancer and helps extend the quality of life for those inflicted with this disease by investing in research and amplifying its message,” says Ken Pollack, owner of Babbo Italian Eatery.
“Their mission is important to our entire family, and we are very proud to partner with them on April 7 — and beyond.”
The work of The Seena Magowitz Foundation is focused on empowering the public with knowledge on how to reduce the risk of contracting pancreatic cancer, as well as raising funds for innovative scientific medical research, with the ultimate hope of eradicating the disease.
This Babbo location, the company’s eighth, had a soft opening in November, but April 7 is the grand opening.
“We’re a modern take on Italian cuisine,” says Taylor Schultz, a Babbo Italian Eatery spokesperson. “We have traditional recipes, but always adding new things to our menu. Over the last four years, we’ve changed a few things, added protein bowls and different menu items.”
Other new items include zoodles, a “healthier take on pasta noodle”; the Babbo simple salad with romaine lettuce, red onions, pomodoro tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, croutons and balsamic vinaigrette; and lemon garlic spaghettini with lemon, garlic, garlic butter, basil, red pepper flakes and topped with shaved Parmesan and basil.
The 6,000-square-foot eatery in Goodyear is located at 15705 W. McDowell Road and accommodates 236 guests.
Upon arrival, guests are greeted with an outdoor fireplace with comfortable seating. Inside you see emerald green booths, a mix of intimate and family seating, as well as a full bar. Circular light chandeliers hang from the ceiling, and the walls are whitewashed brick and abstract tiles, creating a warm and inviting interior. The restaurant also has a private dining room for parties of 20 to 74 for business events or family gatherings.
Babbo Italian Eatery
15705 W. McDowell Road, Goodyear