I really like Il Fornaio in general, but the one in Manhattan Beach has a very elegant decor and feeling to it that costs half what it costs to eat at Fleming's right across the street. I have never had a bad or mediocre experience at Il Fornaio.
It is Italian - but it's not all pasta and red sauce - there are meat and fish dishes that aren't all pasta. Having said that - all their convetional Italian dishes are great.
Try the Panna Cotta for dessert - so good - I had never heard of it before eating there but plan to have it again soon!