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.

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. Locally-sourced seasonal ingredients star in our menus.

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2019 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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Open Table Diner's Choice

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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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From the Blog

Kale Caesar Salad with Poached Egg Recipe

We are excited to share the recipe for one of our all-time favorite first courses. The Kale Caesar Salad is a popular staple on our menu. Impress your guests at your next dinner party with Executive Chef Reid Owen’s Tuscan take on a classic dish. This recipe serves 4.   For the Salad 1 fresh…

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Upcoming Event

Knead To Know Gnocchi

In this hands-on cooking class, you will learn our Chef’s secret to making no-fail ricotta gnocchi that is fun and delicious for fall.

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