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 offers a variety of selections. 

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

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2019 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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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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Wine Spectator’s 2019 Award of Excellence

We are honored to receive the “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator Magazine for the second year in a row. Every year, Wine Spectator honors restaurants “whose wine lists typically offer at least 90 selections, feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.”…

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Zero Pop-Up

For 2 nights only, Executive Chef Vinson Petrillo is taking over Red Pump Kitchen. We invite you to pack your appetite for this gourmet experience of our sister property Zero George – without ever leaving the Downtown Mall!

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