A delicious favorite since 1978, Potomac Pizza is one of Maryland’s most beloved family restaurants. We use the freshest ingredients to create both traditional and specialty pizzas and offer a fun and memorable atmosphere that local residents have come to depend on. Our trans-fat, cholesterol-free pizza dough and sauce are made from scratch every day on premises without dairy, nut or egg products. The secret to our success is customer satisfaction. We pride ourselves on prompt, professional service. We offer the freshest ingredients and our food and pizza is always served hot! We always look forward to serving you.
Adam Greenberg, a lifelong Marylander, is the owner Principal behind Potomac Pizza, Potomac Village Deli Catering and Bagels ‘n Grinds. He has locations in Potomac, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Rockville & Arundel Mills.
In addition to ensuring that his neighbors are well fed, Adam has been ‘giving back’ to his community in many ways. He is known to hundreds of Montgomery County school children as “The Pizza Man,” due to the numerous Pizza Demonstrations he has given at elementary schools. Adam teaches kids about cleanliness in the kitchen while helping them to make their own pizzas to bring home for dinner. Since the inception of Bagels ‘n Grinds, he has donated tens of thousands of bagels to Ft. Meade, Autism Speaks and countless others just to name a few.
He was recognized as the Potomac Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 1998/9 as well as 2002/3. Adam was also recognized as the Service Guild Business Person/ Partner of the Year in 2000, as well as awarded the Cabin John Volunteer Fire Department Community Partnership Award in 2003.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Potomac Chamber of Commerce since 1997, was the Treasurer of Chamber 1998-2002, and for the past several years served as President. Adam had been on the Board of Directors of JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) and on the Board of Directors of Shady Grove Hospital Foundation and currently the vice Chair of Bullis School board of Directors.
Adam’s history in the restaurant business began in 1992 when he opened his first establishment, the Cone Zone of Bethesda in February 1992. In March 1994, he opened the Cone Zone in Potomac. It wasn’t long before Adam made the connection between pizza and ice cream, and he purchased the original Potomac Pizza in June 1995. Adam sold Cone Zone of Bethesda in 1996, sold Cone Zone Potomac in 1997, and opened Potomac Pizza/Cone Zone Kentland’s in 1999. He bought Potomac Village Deli in February 2002, opened Potomac Pizza Traville in January 2003. He went onto open his Chevy Chase location in June 2006, and then opened his first Bagels ‘n Grinds in April 2012. Adam is planning on opening Potomac Pizza & Bagels ‘n Grinds in the Fall of 2016.
Adam lives with his wife Courtney and their three children in Potomac, Maryland. They eat either pizza or bagels basically every day. Adam enjoys travel, boating, cars, sporting events and spending time with his family.
Bryan Lara, born in El Salvador and raised in Silver Spring, has been with Potomac Pizza for 8 years. He started as a cashier in our Potomac location while still in high school. When he graduated, he started full time as an Assistant Manager at our College Park location, which opened in 2017. After building his management skills and taking what he learned from College Park, he is now the GM of our Traville location, where he will be a great addition to the existing team. Next time you stop by, be sure to say hello to Bryan!
Jim was born and raised in Gaithersburg, MD and has been living in College Park since 1991. While Jim can quote most of every 80’s movie, more importantly, he is no stranger to the foodservice industry, having 35 years under his belt. His strong work ethic and top notch customer service has been one of the key factors in the growth at our Potomac Village location. The knowledge and energy that Jim brings to the table will make a huge impact at our new College Park location.
Rea Pyle was born and raised in the restaurant business and is one of the hardest-working guys that we have ever met. Rea, a native Washingtonian, moved his way up the ranks, leaving no job position untouched. While working at Potomac Pizza on a full-time basis; he completed his undergraduate degree at The George Washington University’s school of Business. Working 50-55 hours a week, he took on an full credit course load and still managed to excel in his studies and grow within the business. After graduation from GW, Rea became a partner at Potomac Pizza and today, proudly runs our Chevy Chase location where he has instilled his values of family first and excellent customer service.
Andy, born in Bogotá and raised in Potomac, has been a regular at Potomac Pizza from age one and attended Primary Day and Landon. In 2010, he began working part-time as a cashier at our Chevy Chase location, quickly becoming a waiter and then an assistant manager. Upon graduating from American University in 2011, he started working full time at Potomac Pizza-Chevy Chase. After honing his skills as a full-time manager for two years, Andy took over as General Manager at our Traville location in 2013. Becoming General Manager in Potomac in 2017, he helped open our Middle River location in 2020. Andy’s very happy to be back in Potomac and part of the community in which he grew.
Sydney Poretsky grew up in Potomac, MD, where she attended the Primary Day School and Holton-Arms prior to graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in Communication and Spanish Literature. Sydney participated in many Potomac Pizza Friday school lunches and in-school pizza demos growing up; she even had a birthday party at the old Kentland’s Potomac Pizza, showing how far back her love for Potomac Pizza goes. In college, Sydney also spent countless hours studying at Bagels ‘n Grinds in College Park
Sydney has experience working in communications for a variety of campaigns, organizations, and government entities. She spent two years in North Carolina honing her communication skills while taking graduate courses at Wake Forest University before returning to the DC area. When the pandemic hit, Sydney co-founded Fuel the Fight Winston-Salem where she handled communications and media relations while also coordinating community outreach efforts. In the span of two months, Sydney helped Fuel the Fight raise $34,000 to purchase meals from local restaurants to deliver to almost 3,700 hospital workers around Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Sydney loves everything on the menu.
Alex Marcuri is a Baltimore City native who has been with Potomac Pizza since 2021. Alex brings twenty-seven years of restaurant experience to Middle River, including having served as a corporate trainer for PF Changs and BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse. Alex is the biggest Baltimore Orioles fan, but he’s an even bigger Star Wars fan. Alex loves his wife Jenna and his son Gus.