My wife and I have been twice, and it's definitely one of our favorites in the whole Denver metro area. Cute, kitschy atmosphere downstairs and a darker, slightly more romantic area upstairs. The service was impeccable both times, and our waiter had an absolutely fantastic knowledge of wines. He clearly had many years of experience as a server, and was fun yet thoroughly professional. (We will request him always in the future, although his name escapes me at this moment. Tall, husky, black hair and (ha) big eye brows.)\r
As for the food, outstanding! Especially the pasta! I have not found better Italian food anywhere else in Denver. Equal, perhaps, but not better. The only reason I didn't give Valente's 5 stars was because of the down-to-earth atmosphere (and we personally like it, but we wanted to be fair to other restaurant goers - this place isn't a fancy-looking restaurant.) We were impressed enough to even take my father-in-law the very first time I met him.\r
Large portions, very reasonable prices, great specials, and as others have mentioned, $10 off wine on some days of the week! I *never* buy a bottle of wine at restaurants, but I did here. Call ahead and ask them what they have going in the coming month.
Pros: Pasta, great wine recommendations, outstanding experienced server
Cons: Can't think of one!