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Every day is a great day at Gregorio’s

Gregorio’s Trattoria —where service, quality, and quantity make a difference

Article by Provided

Photography by Jack Hartzman

Originally published in Potomac Lifestyle

Gregorio’s Trattoria is a locally owned and family-operated Italian restaurant group with locations in Potomac (Cabin John Village), Bethesda (Sumner Place), and Reston (North Point Village) with plans to open their fourth location in Park Potomac before year-end. Greg Kahn, with his father Donald, runs the business with its inspiration drawn from Italian culture “the way people come together around food." Gregorio’s goal was to be a restaurant where people want to get together while cherishing time with friends and family.  All three locations are a reflection of the community, seniors, empty nesters, families with kids in college, families with young children, and single people.

The talented kitchen staff is trained to take the time to make authentic and fresh Italian recipes (many passed down to Chef Carmine by his grandmother in Italy). If you ask almost any Italian you will hear that’s where the best recipes come from especially where the sauces (gravy) and meatballs are concerned.

As Greg stated, we start with whole tomatoes and fresh ingredients. We make food the way your grandparents would make it if they had the time or access to our ingredients. Gregorio’s carefully sources every ingredient and never makes changes based on cost savings, changes are made for attempts to improve dishes. Guest feedback via text messaging or in-person is essential in maintaining quality.

Picky eaters and those with dietary restrictions are welcome. An extensive Gluten-free Menu is available. Substitutions are also welcomed, and not frowned upon. Greg and Donald want their guests to be comfortable knowing most of their requests will be readily accommodated. 

Many of Gregorio’s guests are regulars ordering from a diverse menu of pastas, pizzas, salads, parmigiana, steaks, and both veal and pork chops. At Gregorio’s it is common to see friends, neighbors, and maybe even a celebrity. Donald’s fraternity brother from the University of Maryland; Larry David “curbed his appetite” when visiting a few months ago. 

Size matters at Gregorio’s. Portions are more than generous with most guests taking home leftovers to enjoy for a second time. Gregorio’s large pizzas are 18” beating out other restaurants who call their 16” pizzas “extra large."  Greg wants everyone to know that an 18” pizza is actually 26% larger than a 16” and should serve up to two additional people.  He is also proud that size matters at the bar too.  Gregorio’s offers hefty pours of wine and doesn't skimp on liquor.

Greg and Donald believe in the importance of community. They support local fundraisers, schools, churches, and synagogues to raise money and bring attention to their causes. The effort is meant to “take care of those who take care of us”.

Donald currently serves on the board of the American Breast Cancer Foundation, which ran an extremely successful fundraising event at all Gregorio's locations in December.

The restaurant also has a mutually rewarding “Rewards Program” for frequent diners, offering a reward of $10 off every $100 spent on a future visit. There is also a $10 bonus for signing up.

Greg lives in Potomac with his wife Kate, and three sons Bob, 8, Nathan, 6, and Gordon, 3. As he continues to build the Gregorio’s Trattoria brand and reputation, his commitment to his family and their community always comes first.

“Our only limitations are our collective imaginations. The secret to our success is customizing everything we do." -Greg Kahn

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