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.
Steve was born in Washington DC and raised in Bethesda MD. Growing up he had experience in both the bagel and pizza businesses. He went to college at Hamline University where he received his bachelor’s degree in business and graduated with honors. He went on to earn his MBA from the Carlson School of Management at The University of Minnesota. Steve has a wide range of management experience from the entertainment and real estate industries to internet and restaurant businesses. Over the last several years he has overseen the daily operations of both Bagels ‘n Grinds locations, where he helped spearhead the expansion to College Park . During this time he has been an active member of the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce and sits on the Military Affairs Committee. Steve brings this breadth of knowledge and love of food to our newest venture, Potomac Pizza Grill, where he will oversee daily operations in Middle River.
Max Alpert is a digital marketing professional and proud Potomac, Maryland native. He grew up enjoying the delicious pizza from Potomac Pizza and went on to attend the University of Maryland where he earned his degree in Communications. Max’s passion for the restaurant industry led him to pursue a career in digital marketing, gaining valuable experience before joining the Potomac Pizza team as a Digital Media Coordinator. Max is dedicated to spreading the word about the amazing food and exceptional service that Potomac Pizza offers and is thrilled to be a part of the team.
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. 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. While still overseeing Traville, Andy will be managing our Potomac location as General Manager.
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.