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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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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James’s Wine Pick: Post-Holiday Detox

The Best Post-Holiday Detox Wines The holiday season is full of fun and high spirits. Celebrating with friends and spending time with family leads to heavy pours and even heavier plates. We know too well the feeling of needing a cleanse! Thus, we sat down with James Bonner, our General Manager and in-house sommelier, to…

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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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