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Tomaro's

411 N. 4th St., Clarksburg, WV - (304) 622-0691
West Virginians love their pepperoni roll, and the vintage bakery called Tomaro's makes some of the best: Short lengths of pizza dough baked around sticks of pepperoni scarcely bigger than wooden matchsticks, themodest-size handfuls of silky dough risen and baked around the spicy pepperoni, becoming an irresistible combination of zesty, oily meat and fluffy bread inside the crust.
85% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Italian Loaf
pepperoni roll

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
" Clarksburg is a city with a strong Italian heritage and some fine restaurants to match, most notably Julio’s, across from the train station, where there is no written menu; waitresses tell you what’s for supper. (Start with bean soup, then get a plate of ..."   [Read More]
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Larry Pryluck
June 20, 2009
"I stopped at Tomaro's on a Monday afternoon, easy-off-and-on from US-50. The aroma was wonderful; the scent of fresh bread is one of my favorites. The loaf of bread was pre-bagged in paper and still warm, with the great hard crust* and substantial, chewy moist ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

411 N. 4th St., Clarksburg, WV
(304) 622-0691

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
We tore open this pepperoni roll to show how the twigs of meat are enclosed in the bread and how, as it bakes, oil from the pepperoni seeps out and into the soft fibers of bread all around.
"We tore open this pepperoni roll to show how the twigs of meat are enclosed in the bread and how, as it bakes, oil from the pepperoni seeps out and into the soft fibers of bread all around."
Michael Stern





We had no cutting board and no knife, and nothing to sandwich between slices, so we simply gnawed on this hard-crusted loaf as we drove around exploring Clarksburg. It is everything a great Italian bread should be, and it is available with different degrees of hard crust, from barely brittle to wickedly crunchy.
"We had no cutting board and no knife, and nothing to sandwich between slices, so we simply gnawed on this hard-crusted loaf as we drove around exploring Clarksburg. It is everything a great Italian bread should be, and it is available with different degrees of hard crust, from barely brittle to wickedly crunchy."
Michael Stern


The pepperoni roll is the unofficial state snack of West Virginia. Here is a trio of Tomaro's mini rolls, each a 2-3 bite affair.
"The pepperoni roll is the unofficial state snack of West Virginia. Here is a trio of Tomaro's mini rolls, each a 2-3 bite affair."
Michael Stern


Tomaro's motto is no joke. Lack of preservatives insures that by the next day, one of these great loaves is good only for croutons, pain purdu, or bread pudding.
"Tomaro's motto is no joke. Lack of preservatives insures that by the next day, one of these great loaves is good only for croutons, pain purdu, or bread pudding."
Michael Stern


The retail area inside Tomaro's is quite small, so small that it is not uncommon to find a line of customers outside the door waiting to get in and buy their baked goods. Tomaro's has been an Elk Point neighborhood bakery since 1914.
"The retail area inside Tomaro's is quite small, so small that it is not uncommon to find a line of customers outside the door waiting to get in and buy their baked goods. Tomaro's has been an Elk Point neighborhood bakery since 1914."
Michael Stern



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