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. Our Wine Spectator award winning wine program offers a variety of selections, focusing on Italian, French and Spanish offerings while representing California and the burgeoning Virginia wine industry.

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 and our award winning Wine Spectator wine program. 

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CHEF'S TABLE

Group reservations for our prix-fixe culinary experience for social gatherings and corporate entertaining for parties up to 12 guests.

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COOKING CLASSES

Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a culinary curious foodie, our signature cooking classes are fit for any level of experience.

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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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Valentine’s Day Menu 2020

Virginia is for Lovers! Come celebrate the season of love this Valentines’ Day over a romantic meal at Red Pump! Join us Thursday through Saturday from 5-10 PM in dining on our four-course tasting menu at $65 per person (not including taxes or gratuity). If you can’t join us on Friday, join us to celebrate…

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Private Cooking Classes

Entertain clients, celebrate a special occasion, or boost team morale as you improve your culinary repertoire with a Private Cooking Class at Red Pump Kitchen. Available Monday – Friday in the afternoon, guests enjoy a hands-on cooking demonstration hosted by Executive Chef Brandon Ripberger followed by a family style meal paired with 2 glasses of wine….

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