Red Pump Kitchen is the culinary cornerstone of Charlottesville’s historic Pedestrian Mall.


Welcome to Red Pump Kitchen, a contemporary European café style restaurant and bar reminiscent of the top haunts in Soho and Central Italy. Our open kitchen anchored by a classic wood-burning oven serves up house-made pastas, gourmet pizzas and Mediterranean and Tuscan-inspired fare.

Table for Two or Fifty ~ Everybody’s Welcome at Red Pump Kitchen.

Located on the Historic Downtown Mall, we’re in the heart of Charlottesville – offering the ideal location to entertain clients and host out of town guests. Our artisan menus featuring Tuscan and Italian inspired dishes are designed to reflect our farm-to-table philosophy. Locally-sourced seasonal ingredients star in Executive Chef Reid Owen’s menus.

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Hearty Tuscan Flavor, Homey Virginia Hospitality

Red Pump’s fresh Tuscan-inspired cuisine is a pleasing combination of the highest-quality seasonal ingredients and inventive preparation. Our chefs love transforming fresh local fare into dishes that delight, robust with flavor yet satisfyingly simple.

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Rosemary + Thyme Cocktail Recipe

The holidays are near and we have the perfect festive drink to help you celebrate. Our Rosemary + Thyme cocktail has all the makings of holiday cheer. Make your spirits brighter by mixing our cocktail at home or stop by Red Pump Kitchen to enjoy it in our contemporary European café style restaurant.   Ingredients:…

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Holiday Luncheon on 12/14

On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Red Pump Kitchen opens its doors for lunch to contribute to the holiday season with festive entertaining, be it gift giving with office mates or swapping holiday stories with your besties.

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