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Local Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening of Goodyear Location with Day of Giving Valley Wide
By Claire Natale - Thursday Feb 17, 2022
Babbo Italian Eatery is celebrating its 20th year in business and the grand opening of its Goodyear location on Thursday, April 7. This will be the eighth Babbo in Metro Phoenix and, to celebrate, all Arizona locations are donating 100% of profits that day to 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,” said owner of Babbo Italian Eatery, Ken Pollack. “Their mission is important to our entire family and we are very proud to partner with them on April 7—and beyond.”

On April 7, 100% of the profits from all eight valley Babbo Italian Eatery locations, will go 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 CEO of The Seena Magowitz Foundation.

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.

"The foundation accepts the challenge in pursuit of an eventual cure and we are excited to partner with Babbo Italian Eatery to help spread that awareness,” said Magowitz. “Our vision is inspiring vigilance and keen awareness on how people can minimize the risk of getting the most brutal of cancers which has the lowest average five-year survival rate of any other cancer. If not us, then who?”

As a nod to the day, Babbo is hosting its official grand opening of its newest location located in Goodyear. The new 6,000-square-foot Babbo Italian Eatery accommodates 236 guests and features modern décor. Upon arrival, you’re 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 white washed brick and abstract tiles, creating a warm and inviting interior. The restaurant also has a private dining room perfect for parties of 20 to 74 for business events or family gatherings.

Babbo Italian Eatery opened its first location in 2002 in Glendale. The locally owned restaurant offers modern Italian cuisine, in a family friendly, casual atmosphere where you can enjoy fresh, house-made Italian food at a great price. The menu features classic favorites like Spaghetti and Meatballs and house-made Focaccia Bread, as well as new favorites including Chicken Chipotle Pasta and Wild Mushroom Spaghettini.

The Goodyear Babbo Italian Eatery is located at 15705 W. McDowell Road, on the
Southwest corner of Pebble Creek Pkwy and McDowell. The restaurant was designed by architect Jose Martinez at Form Design Studio.

To learn more about Babbo’s story and menu, please visit on Facebook at or on Instagram @babboitalianeatery. To Support Babbo’s Day of Giving, head into any of the Valley’s eight locations on April 7th or visit

Babbo Italian Eatery
Babbo Italian Eatery, celebrating its 20th year in business, is a local family-owned restaurant with eight locations across the Valley (Glendale, Queen Creek, Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Phoenix, and Goodyear). Babbo is known for its innovative Italian cuisine in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. The menu features an eclectic selection of classic and contemporary dishes, with a focus on fresh ingredients and house-crafted recipes. To find a location nearest you, visit

Seena Magowitz Foundation
The Seena Magowitz Foundation is the face and voice of pancreatic cancer awareness. Harnessing collective synergy to defeat pancreatic cancer, the foundation communicates risk factors, symptoms, and ways to reduce the chances of getting the disease. The organization was founded by Roger E. Magowitz in honor of his mother, Seena Magowitz, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2001. The Seena Magowitz Foundation is entering its 20th year of funding pancreatic cancer research and pilot trials. For more information, visit