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Bistro Don Giovanni Restaurant Review: This festive southern Napa Valley bistro satisfies with uncomplicated but accomplished Cal-Ital fare. Consistency defines the cooking. Count on simple al dente pastas, such as the pappardelle with braised lamb shoulder, zucchini, pecorino Romano and a sprig of mint, or the fettuccine with traditional white Bolognese, sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano and sage. A wood oven incubates a handful of tasty pizzas, like the spicy sopressata with fresh tomatoes, roasted garlic, peppers and stracciatella. Grilled specialties --- a pork chop with roasted rosemary potatoes; a hearty bistro burger with house-made aïoli --- also hit the mark. Save room for the top-shelf butterscotch pudding or the chocolate truffle cake. Unwind on the lovely, heated garden terrace where fountain and mountain coincide. Perch at the buzzing bar to sip one of many creative cocktails or peruse the extensive wine list, not surprisingly Napa- and Italy-oriented. Watch for weekend overcrowding and delays.