Welcome to Red Pump

Red Pump Kitchen is a restaurant and bar located on the Historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia. The atmosphere is fun, festive and friendly, with a contemporary European café style décor, reminiscent of the top haunts in Soho and Northern Italy.


Red Pump Reservations

The easiest way to book a reservation at Red Pump Kitchen is to use the OpenTable widget shown here! Prefer to call? 434.202.6040. We look forward to seeing you!

401 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

5PM – 10PM

5PM – 11PM

5PM – 7PM at the bar and alfresco café

For more information about hosting your next event at Red Pump Kitchen, please view our Private Dining Brochure and complete our Event Inquiry Form.

Host your next happy hour at Red Pump Kitchen! Inquire here.

Advance reservations are requested for the Chef’s Table which can accommodate up to 12 guests.

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Red Pump menu

Red Pump features an open kitchen with a classic wood burning oven, which serves up fresh gourmet pizza and homemade breads. Our full menu, served both outside and inside, is filled with Mediterranean, Tuscan and Italian inspired dishes created with ingredients sourced from local Virginia farmers. Each dish may be paired with a selection from our curated wine and speciality drinks menu.

The bistro-setting features an open kitchen with a classic wood burning oven, a full service bar, and outdoor seating. Our Chef’s Table is available for group dining for parties of 8-12 guests and features 4-course prix-fixe menu with optional wine pairings.

Red Pump’s Tuscan cuisine is a pleasing combination of the highest-quality ingredients and the caring preparation by our chefs who take pride in the dishes they present.




At Red Pump we serve up traditional and contemporary cocktails, as well as wines, craft beers and ciders. The bar menu also embraces a range of spirits and liquors. Each drink we create is intended to enhance your dining experience at Red Pump.

Join us at our bar located inside Red Pump or at our Alfresco café + bar, both of which feature our full list of cocktails, wines, craft beers, ciders, spirits and liquors.

Chef's Table


For an unforgettable dining experience, savor the personalized four-course menu at Red Pump Kitchen’s Chef’s Table. Executive Chef Lee Hendrickson will create a custom dining experience for you and your guests, putting his inspired spin on the freshest available local ingredients—all specifically tailored to your occasion.

Whether for a birthday or anniversary celebration or a business or board meeting, the Chef’s Table offers culinary delight in an unparalleled setting located directly in front of our open kitchen and wood-burning oven. We can also seat your party at a high-top table in front of the windows overlooking the historic Downtown Mall.

Chef’s Table reservations are requested at least three days in advance, and we happily accommodate parties of up to 12 guests. Our prix-fixe menu is $70 per person, and we offer wine pairings for an additional $40 per person.

To book the Red Pump Kitchen Chef’s Table for your next get-together and to discuss menu options and wine pairings, please call manager Laurie at 434-202-6040 or complete our online inquiry form.


Find Us

Red Pump Kitchen
401 E. Main Street
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902

Gift Cards


Gift cards purchased at Red Pump make wonderful gifts!

If you are interested in purchasing a gift card, please do so at Red Pump, located at 401 E. Main Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. Gift cards are valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.


Red Pump Kitchen is always interested in hiring talented and dedicated individuals. At Red Pump, we seek team members who are as passionate about cuisine as we are.

Interested in joining our growing team? Download and fill out the application here. Please email your completed application to: employment@redpumpkitchen.com.

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