Red Pump Kitchen is the culinary heart and soul of Charlottesville’s popular downtown Pedestrian Mall. With an open kitchen anchored by a classic wood-burning oven, Red Pump’s casually festive atmosphere is equally ideal for a special occasion or a midweek night on the town. Mediterranean and Tuscan-inspired menus showcase house-made pasta, gourmet pizzas, and seasonal dishes inspired by our local Virginia farm partners. 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.
From early spring until late fall, Red Pump’s façade opens up and the Alfresco Café + Bar becomes the hub of the Downtown Mall’s outdoor dining scene. The feel is like a romantic European café; the food is exceptional contemporary American with a Tuscan twist.
For an unforgettable dining experience, savor the personalized four-course menu with optional wine pairings at Red Pump Kitchen’s Chef’s Table. The Chef’s Table is a group dining option for social gatherings and corporate entertaining.
Tuesday – Thursday 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 5:30pm -10pm
Sunday 5:30pm – 9:00 pm