It's hard to reminisce about the Italian countryside when you're in a parking lot in Manhattan Beach. Still, the backyard bocce ball court tucked just behind Tin Roof Bistro in the Manhattan Village Mall is unique enough to send you back, especially if you've got a first-rate glass of wine in your hand. Inside, the bistro serves everyday California fare like burgers, caramelized Brussels sprouts, wood-fire pizzas and a few plucky seafood dishes. The real draw doesn't come from inside the dim, wood-heavy dining room. It's all about the outside at Tin Roof Bistro, be it the warmly lit patio or back on that bocce court, as you sip away on a mid-range Central Coast wine while the PCH rolls by in the background.