Following are capsulized versions of recommended restaurants reviewed by Al Church, Deseret News Dining Out columnist:

Cannella's, 204 E. 500 South. 364-3843. Long a favorite spot for lunch, this little Italian eatery is now open for dinners on Thursday and Friday nights. Generous portions, reasonable prices and warm hospitality have earned Cannella's a well-deserved reputation. * * *The Carriage Court Restaurant, 71 W. South Temple, 531-1000. In harmony with the comfortable modesty of the beautifully restored Inn at Temple Square, this elegant restaurant offers reasonably priced gourmet specialties. Seafood with tempting sauces are especially good. * * * *

La Dolce Vita, 61 N. 100 East, Provo. 373-8482. Literally "the sweet life," this little Italian eatery takes its name from an old Fellini film. But the inexpensive homemade pasta and dessert specialties quickly erase any cinema noir aftertaste. Residents of happy valley and occasional visitors should appreciate this very good restaurant. * * * 1/2

Old Salt City Jail, 460 S. 1000 East, 355-2422. Predictable steak house fare served amid a recreated Western jail. The decor is nicely weathered and the menu consistent. * * *

Cafe Rude, 961 S. State, 595-6660. Off beat, occasionally spicy, eclectic dishes are the specials of this small eatery. Creative pasta, vegetarian, seafood and chicken dishes are spiced with a blend of Mediterranean, Southwestern, Cajun or Oriental seasonings. * * * *

La Puente, 3434 S. State, 466-1194. A lively Mexican eatery that serves up hearty servings of Mexican food and hospitality. Combination platters, smothered burritos and smothered soft shell tacos are especially good. * * * .

Siegfried's Deli, 69 W. 300 South, 355-3891. A cafeteria-style lunch counter offers downtown diners a chance to sample some of the 70 different kinds of sausages and smoked meats available in this festive delil. Homemade sausages such as weisswurst, bratwurst and liverwurst are especially good. * * * 1/2

El Farol, 7223 S. State, 255-3742; 1769 E. Murray/Holladay Road, 272-4737. Uncomplicated, moderately-priced, freshly prepared Mexican specialties are the main ingredients of this unpretentious restaurant. For years, El Farol (the lantern) has beckoned diners with consistent quality. * * * 1/2

Hellenic House Restaurant, 2750 S. 300 West, 487-3045. An informal eatery that features lots of American food; but the earthy Greek specialties are worth the visit, especially the avgolemono soup, gyro, and roasted meats. * * * 1/2

Tokyo Boys, 515 S. 700 East, Trolley Corners, 364-7148. Authentic Japanese cuisine, including some dishes not often served in local Japanese restaurants. The atmosphere is breezy and the sushi and sashimi fresh. * * * *

Nifty Fifties, 1166 E. Brickyard Road, 466-4117. Relive the innocent and often calorically excessive '50s with live rock 'n' roll bands on the weekends, cherry Cokes and large sandwiches like the Fats Domino burger or Rockin' Robin. * * * 1/2

Star of India, 177 E. 200 South, 363-7555. Indian cuisine, with an emphasis on Northern Indian dishes, including specialties prepared in the tandoor. Meats, seafood and breads are especially good; chicken, vegetable and lamb curries are also featured. * * * *

Philippine Gardens, 145 E. 1300 South, 364-1376. Utah's only Philippine restaurant offers customers a clean, cozy interior and a colorful Oriental cuisine with a touch of Spanish influence. The leche flan and pinoy shishkebob are especially good. * * * *

Gandhi's, 1615 Foothill Blvd., 581-0222. A modest restaurant that features the cuisine of India. Moderately priced vegetarian and meat dishes served with curry and fresh bread are the specialties. * * *

Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, 1084 S. State, 539-1122. This recent addition to the South State area of Salt Lake that is fast becoming the home to some of the area's best Oriental food, specializes in Mandarin and Szechuan dishes. Seafood dishes, especially specialties like lobster in black bean sauce, are especially good. * * * 1/2

Dine' Cafe, 4616 S. 4000 West, West Valley City. 969-8641. Navajo tacos and the trademark Navajo burrito, made with fresh hand-made fry bread, are the specialties of this modest eatery. Customers should also notice the wonderful Native American art that decorates the interior. * * * *

The Bluebird Cafe, 19 N. Main, Logan. 752-3155. One of Utah's historic restaurants is once again thriving under new ownership. Traditional American favorites, as well as freshly made fountain treats and homemade candies, are specials of the house. * * * *

Hampton's Ford Stage Stop and Inn, 3585 Bigler Road, Collinston. 458-3301 or 257-3889. This beautifully restored two-story stone restaurant once was one of the major stage stops along the crossroads of the West. The local scenery as well as warm hospitality and hardy homemade cuisine should please just about everyone's hunger for good food and the old West. * * * 1/2

Alta Lodge, Sunday Brunch, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Alta. 322-4631. An exhaustive international buffet of cold and hot dishes that dazzles the palate. The experience is made even more enjoyable by the beautiful canyon setting and the relaxed pace nurtured by the staff. * * * * 1/2

Impressions Restaurant, University Park Hotel, 480 Wakera Way (approximately 600 South and Foothill Boulevard) 581-1000. A hotel restaurant that breaks the stereotype of ordinary hotel dining. A lengthy menu features cuisine from the ordinary to the cosmopolitan, with attention to details and creativity. Fresh seafood specials and herb accented sauces, are especially noteworthy. * * * *

The Grilled Onion, 421 E. 400 South, 328-8700. Specialties like authentic Philly steak sandwiches, grilled onions smothering the burgers, "junkyard dogs" (chili dogs) washed down with yogurt smoothies make for an appetizing and atypical visit along the usually predictable fast food way of Salt Lake City. * * * 1/2

The Mint Restaurant, 1 N. Main St. (7800 S. 600 West), Midvale. 255-5533. Once a bank, this comfortable restaurant features traditional American cuisine, including breakfast, lunch and dinner, with attention to the basics. Crumpets, quiches, "banker's burger," and full service dinners are some of the specialties. Try dining in the vault for a prosperous experience. * * * *

Bua Thai Restaurant, 925 N. U.S. 89, North Salt Lake. 292-5359. Expertly prepared and presented Thai cuisine with all the basics in place - curries, lemon grass, sweet basil, ginger, coconut milk, chili peppers, combined with crispy vegetables, shrimp, calamari, pork, chicken. Over 60 colorful and inventive items are served. * * * *

Nacho Mama's, 1821 Sidewinder Drive, Prospector Square, Park City. 645-8226. Inventive and colorful Southwest cuisine is the main attraction at this informal eatery. Blue corn, red, roasted chiles and black beans add special touches to enchiladas, tacos, burritos and rellenos. * * * *

Washington Square Cafe, 451 S. State, first floor, City-County Building, 533-9400. Breakfast and luncheon favorites, including burgers, omelettes, sandwiches, homemade soups, pasta specials and salads, are the specialties in this rennovated cafe that reflects the colorfully restored past of Washington Square and one of the state's landmark builings. * * *

The Judge Cafe, 8 E. Broadway, 531-0917. One of downtown's consistent eateries has recently expanded both its space - it now has an entrance on Broadway - as well as its menu with weekend brunches. The sandwiches are still very good; for brunch try the Alley and a hot sweet roll as big as a Jazz player's shoe. * * * 1/2

Ming's Chinese Restaurant, 1330 Foothill Drive, Foothill Village, 582-1616. Local tastes are in step with the times as this modest but lively Chinese restaurant replaces an ice cream parlor with colorful and healthful Oriental specialties. Shrimp dishes and spicy Szchuan items are especially good. * * * 1/2

Archibald's Restaurant, 7800 S. 1095 West, West Jordan, 566-6940. Located in a renovated grain mill, this ambitious restaurant offers diners a taste of down-home cookin' along with trendy dishes of the Southwest. The restaurant is the cornerstone of Gardner Historic Village, shops and homes from pioneer times. * * * 1/2