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Abruzzo Restaurant satisfies cravings for Italian cuisine with a collection of classic dishes in a relaxed environment. Clams Casino, crisply dressed in bacon and breadcrumbs ($6.95), leads the menu's appetizer brigade, gaining footholds in hunger just long enough to lead dining denizens to pizza groves and pasta-grazing grounds. House specialties skew toward chicken and veal dishes, with the lightly egg-battered chicken francaise enjoying a bath of white wine, lemon juice, and butter sauce ($13.45), while the tomato- and mozzarella-topped veal and eggplant parmigiana establishes a middle ground to quiet ordering dilemmas ($16.95). Meal medleys such as honey-bourbon-glazed chicken and baked stuffed shrimp, accompanied by pasta or potato, seamlessly marry land and sea, prompting some diners to consider growing fins to live an underwater lifestyle ($16.95).