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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2020 and 2021 Social Events, Corporate Gatherings, and Rehearsal Dinners

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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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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.

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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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Host Your Next Event at Red Pump Kitchen

Host your next private event at Charlottesville’s most desirable venue. Red Pump Kitchen’s unique restaurant space and alfresco café are the perfect backdrop for your event. Our versatile design makes planning anything from a hosted happy hour to a rehearsal dinner as easy as can be. In addition, Red Pump Kitchen is located in the historic Downtown Mall, the…

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Paper Tiger Cocktail Recipe

No passport required for this trip to Peru. Red Pump Kitchen’s Paper Tiger Cocktail is inspired by flavors popular in Peruvian ceviche. Made with macchu pisco, lime, chili, agave and coconut, it’s the perfect South American retreat. Get the recipe below to make the Paper Tiger at home! For the Drink 2 oz Macchu pisco .75…

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