Welcome to Red Pump Kitchen


Red Pump Kitchen is the culinary heart and soul of Charlottesville’s popular downtown Pedestrian Mall. With an open kitchen anchored by a classic wood-burning oven, Red Pump’s casually festive atmosphere is equally ideal for a special occasion or a midweek night on the town. Mediterranean and Tuscan-inspired menus showcase house-made pastas, gourmet pizzas, and seasonal dishes inspired by our local Virginia farm partners.


From early spring until late fall, Red Pump’s façade opens up and the Alfresco Café + Bar becomes the hub of the Downtown Mall’s outdoor dining scene. The feel is romantic European café; the food is exceptional contemporary American with a Tuscan twist. The full dinner menu is served both inside and outside and our mixologists are happy to suggest menu pairings with selections from our curated wine and specialty drinks list.


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