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Red Pump

401 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
+1 434-202-6040
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (21 reviews)
“scallops” (10 reviews)
“pancetta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
401 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently ate there twice. Had a great lunch, food was Outstanding. Then had our Wedding rehearsal dinner there and they did an outstanding job with food and drinks. Everyone was impressed with quality and quantity of food and deserts! Great ambiance in restaurant with great...More

Thank Ronald C
Kendall M, General Manager at Red Pump, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ron, Thank you again for choosing us to host your son's rehearsal dinner, your family was great to take care of! We look forward to taking care of you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at Red Pump frequently when it first opened. It was good but a bit unorganized at first. We went back recently both for dinner several times and for lunch. They had since opened the outside cafe which -weather permitting is very nice. The...More

Thank marcusfirst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who lives locally in Charlottesville. She actually indicated that this restaurant was great for both dinner and brunch!! The menu itself is not too involved but because we couldn't decide on one or the other we decided to...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prior to a show at Sprint Pavillion, my husband and I walked the mall in rememberance of years gone by. We selected a restaurant a few doors down from where my husband used to work. We should have bolted when the restaurant door was opened....More

Thank mompoole2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere of outdoor dining on the pedestrian mall of being relaxed and fun, yet elegant. The menu was sophisticated and unique with delicious food. Our waiter was knowledgeable and recommended excellent wine pairings. Can't wait to return!

Thank K5122CSchristineg
Reviewed 31 August 2017

The food, ambiance and waitservice at the Red Pump were all top notch. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at this Italian-fare restaurant right on the Pedestrian Mall.

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Reviewed 14 August 2017

My wife and I were in town after taking in several wineries in the region and wanted a good meal. The Red Pump sure was a great choice...casual yet elegant atmosphere, friendly, prompt service, a great menu, and good wine...the food was all fresh ,and...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious lunch with family.Salmon salad ,salmon cooked perfectly!Family enjoyed the rigatoni and thought the pizza was delicious!

Thank Bayside11361
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Came here on business and had the Rigatoni Salsiccia, a house salad and a Campion Shower beer. The server Matt was excellent and took good care of me. The food likewise was also very tasty. The pricing could have been a bit lower but I...More

Thank KidLove
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Made a late day reservation for about 10 people. They were very accommodating although they already had a large party coming around the same time. Not a huge dining room and although it was quite full our service was stellar and the food was fantastic....More

Thank worowell
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5235
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-6040
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Red Pump features an open kitchen with a classic wood burning oven, which serves up fresh gourmet pizza and homemade pasta dishes. Our menu is filled with Mediterranean, Tuscan and Italian inspired dishes created with ingredients sourced from local Virginia farmers. The restaurant facade is open, allowing the energy of the restaurant to spill out onto the Historic Downtown Mall. Each dish may be paired with a selection from our curated wine and speciality drinks menu.
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