Niko's Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Located just minutes away from downtown Calgary, in trendy Kensington, Niko’s offers a diverse menu with big flavours at modest prices. Enjoy dinner and lunch seven days a week in our modern restaurant.



Niko’s is perfect for sharing wine, stories and food with friends and family. The atmosphere is always lively and full of excitement!



Please note that all reservations 6:00pm and earlier are welcome to dine until 7:30pm, as our second seating begins at that time.
What 833 People Are Saying
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Calgary
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were there early so it wasnt noisy or crowded which is nice. Service and food were both good.

PB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this was a very good experience. Not too busy so noise levels were good with staff regulating background music which was much appreciated. Choice of music a bit bizarre at times. Why not have some nice Italian classical music in the background instead of 'pop' stuff? But all in all was not bad. Food and service very good as expected

JT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Niko's is one of our go-to favourite restaurants. Never a bad time!

R
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

V
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good except to learn that the restaurant doesn’t read the note I included on the OpenTable reservation about wanting a more private table until we arrived. Even so they did they’re best to accommodate us.

RD
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place for dinner
Great food and great staff

M
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit to Niko’s on a Friday night. Definitely glad we had reservations as the place was full. Service was excellent and all meals ordered by the group were tasty. Would certainly recommend to others and I am sure we’ll be back.

SJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing flavor, quality ingredients, friendly and efficient service. The owner/chef really takes pride in his work.

OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Niko and his team are outstanding in customer service and creating a dining experience that’s very enjoyable! The menu is sooo delicious. Been a loyal customer for 10 years! Cheers to many more fun times at Niko’s!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner

JL
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Niko's. We were there to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. The staff were so friendly and attentive. Atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious. A great experience from start to finish. We will definitely be back.

RM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff was informative about the menu and daily special. The service was prompt and attentive. The food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters 21st Birthday

RT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food
I can't wait to go back again. We were in a rush and we explained that and they were very fast with our food.

L
Calgary
58 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place! Calamari and bruschetta are a must have and the specials are always great as well.

R
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, rather noisy.

KE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Meal was outstanding but the room temperature was extremely hot making it uncomfortable. Wine menu extremely limited. They only list region, not the exact wine which made selection harder.

d
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always, consistency makes a great restaurant. Nikos is one of our favourite places to go for a great time.

GB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place with an old fashioned bistro feel. The food is amazing! Will Definitely be back.

KC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love and adore Niko’s. He is such a lovely human who constantly greets his guests and makes them feel welcome. I have been coming here since I’ve moved to Calgary a year ago and each time is consistent with outstanding service, food and ambiance!!! 10/10 recommend. The frutti di mare is my absolute favourite!!!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and better service.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice family restaurant and the service was exceptional. Niko actually came by twice to ask us how everything was. They treated us great. The food was good and the service was great. We’ll be back.

f
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We've eaten at Niko's several times since it opened years ago. This lunch visit was not up to the standard of previous visits. I had cannelloni that was basically a couple of crepes wrapped around some meat filling with sauce and cheese, not what I was expecting. The taste was OK but rather anonymous flavour-wise. My companion and bruschetta and soup, which today was stracciatella. The bruschetta was not toasted crisp as in most versions and the tomato salsa was bland with no discernible basil shreds for flavour. The stracciatella was also rather bland and not a dish we would order again.

OT
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

My wife had a thick black hair in her food. We could see into the kitchen and found that the chef/cook was not wearing a hat or a hair net. They did apologize re prepared her order and did not charge for it. Still leaves a bad impression.

KB
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a get together with friends and family. The veal scaloppini ( Vitello Pascatore) in a rose sauce is simply delicious ! Highly recommended!

CM
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, lovely little bistro! Food was excellent both times we've visited. Make sure you have a reservation, but haven't had trouble getting in for the 7:30 seating.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Nikos to celebrate our anniversary. We live in the neighbourhood so it’s one of our favourites! Niko always comes by to say hi and to make sure everything is to our liking. The food is fantastic and a great value. We always say we should go more often!

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal was delicious. We all ordered something different and everyone was satisfied with their choices. We will definitely be back.

IM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service as always looking forward to our next visit.

H
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nikos! I tried a shrimp dish which was great and the bananas flambé dessert was fabulous. We also really enjoy that they can accommodate gluten and dairy intolerances. 💕

BF
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Calamari and Sambuca Prawns to start which was very yummy. We had Ivana bring us a surprise selection of three main courses to share for our table of 4. One of the selections was their special with Pork Belly/Pasta/vegetables. All three items we delicious and we enjoyed them with some Zenato Ripassa Valpolicella. We enjoyed Tiramisu as our desert. We always enjoy dining at Nikos. The food and service is always exceptional here.

C
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed
Bruschetta, calamari are outstanding

I tried a new dish Pollo papperdalla and really enjoyed it

Thanks Niko and outstanding staff

AJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food - full of flavour, and generous portions, the bruschetta is amazing. Our server was attentive and gave some wonderful recommendations.

JP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great dinner out with the family. It was a quiet night there on a Sunday but the food and service were great.

L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am celiac and had the absolute best meal. I ordered the beef tenderloin with a side of GF pasta. It was cooked perfectly and so flavorful; probably the BEST meal I have ever eaten. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and even remembered the note I put in on our open table reservation. We don’t live in YYC, but will go back next time we are in Calgary.

SR
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always! Wonderful staff as well. Easily our favourite Italian restaurant.

m
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

MM
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, even the chef came to say hi. They must’ve heard that we were having anniversary dinner, and they gave us a shot for me and my husband (cranberry shot for me because I’m
Notoriously pregnant) so it was a nice detail from them! Definitely we will be back.

And it’s not a fast food place.... you can tell they make everything. Very good!!!

BP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly staff! My girlfriend forgot her purse and they called me to let me know. Will definitely be going back soon!

AP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cosy venue, awesome food. Family style meal is a great value and great way to experience the true essence of the menu! Second time here, both times were excellent!

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