The current era of fad diets and police-enforced, carb-free zones has required honest eaters to wear "caution" tape around their tummies, prohibiting the entry of delinquent, gut-busting pizzas. Pick from a lineup of guilt-free pizzas with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two pizzas of your choice (up to a $45.98 value) at Potomac Pizza, with locations in the Chevy Chase Center, Potomac Promenade, Traville Village Center, and Kentlands Market Square.
Potomac Pizza has been slinging saucy circulars for more than three decades, building pizzas from the dough up with fresh ingredients that include non-fat, cholesterol-free pizza sauce that's made from scratch daily. Unlike three-course-dinner bubble gum, a cheeseless Guilt-Free Pizza with mushrooms, broccoli, sliced tomatoes will fill up patrons without inflating physiques into bloated blueberries ($17.49 large). Restless diners can hush howling hunger pains with a large Hawaiian pizza topped with mouth-watering pineapple, Canadian bacon, and mozzarella cheese ($17.49). All pizzas from Potomac's menu can be prepared without cheese—a great option for those who are vegan or lactose intolerant.
Each bite of Potomac Pizza helps founding owner Adam Greenberg's philanthropic efforts to give back to the community. When opening the Chevy Chase location in 2006, Greenberg donated every penny of the first week's sales to local charities. He pays free visits to nearby schools to teach kids about tomatoes, cheese, quantum harmonic oscillators, and hygiene, and invites customers to sponsor fundraisers and silent auctions benefitting the community.
Tuesday night specials and some combinations of Potomac Pizza's individual 8" pies might be a better value than the value of this Groupon, so please plan ahead to insure you get the best deal.
The Washington Post says Potomac Pizza's healthy pizzas roast the competition while the Washingtonian also featured the restaurant. Six Yahoo! Locals give the Potomac location of the restaurant a three-star average and 14 Yelpers give it an average of three stars.
- Sure, you can get skim milk mozzarella at other places, and a lot of pizzerias make oil-free crusts. But not all come out as tasty and crisp as Potomac's... Adorned with fresh tomatoes, broccoli and mushrooms (before you add on), the pizza suggests an open-faced picnic focaccia. – Eve Zibart, Washington Post
- The fresh-tasting tomato sauce is applied with restraint and not too sweet. The meats are good and plentiful and the cheese nicely crusty. – Thomas Head, Washingtonian
Potomac Pizza’s chefs toss and stretch fluffy, nonfat, and cholesterol-free dough into pizzas lauded by the Washington Post for “returning pizza to its good name” in a world of national chains. The DC-area pizzerias create each pie with freshly-made sauce and a selection of 24 toppings, such as grilled chicken, eggplant, feta cheese, and Canadian bacon. Potomac Pizza’s kitchens also whip up calzones, and other Italian specialties such as lasagna and veal parmesan, served in Potomac’s dining rooms or nestled into boxes for takeout and delivery orders.