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.
Best food! Best service! Best atmosphere ...it's like a warm hug ... everytime I go!! I love niko's
Easily my favourite restaurant in Calgary. The food is always amazing, but what really sets Niko’s apart from other restaurants is the service. The servers remember you and treat you like friends, and Niko will personally come to your table to ask you how your meal was, and to ensure your experience was excellent.
Always extremely good food, decent pricing. My (now) wife and I have eaten here many times and the experience is always 10/10 consistantly good. Our favourite restaurant in Calgary!
This is my second time coming back in 2 weeks. I am a frequent traveler to Calgary and stay in the Kensington area. I first discovered Niko’s a few years ago from one of my Calgary friends and I continue to come back. The food is consistently good and location is great. Strongly recommend if you like Italian cuisine.
Niko’s always delivers a great dinner/value
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner as we wanted an authentic Italian experience and Niko's did not disappoint!!
The menu offers great options and our service was really great. Nice atmosphere with great food and wine made for a great birthday dinner, but we will be back for more date nights in the future.
Also seems like a nice place to grab a casual dinner as the ambiance wasn't formal, but more smart casual and was very relaxed.
Overall really enjoyed this great little hole in the wall!
I found it took a very long time for our food to arrive. I always enjoyed there calamari, but was disappointed with it. I requested my meal to be gluten free as I’m celiac, apparently it wasn’t gluten free. I barely made it to my moms place in time to use the washroom, which is only 10 min away. Not sure because it was so busy why it wasn’t as good in the past.
Excellent, as always. Niko’s is one of a few go-to restaurants that never disappoints.
Have been enjoying Niko’s for years. Food, staff, ambiance and cleanliness is first rate!!
Food is amazing, service very pleasant and that's what it's all about, right?
HOWEVER, I would like to talk to my friends and then eat in relatively peaceful
surroundings and the noise level at Niko's is such that that was hard to find.
Wish you could find a way to muffle the sounds in the restaurant then going there
would be an absolutely perfect experience.
Perfect as always. Friendly family service and great groceries.
Service was very good and food was tasty
Food is always amazing. Preferred not to be seated by entranceway. Service excellent!
Authentic Italian food and ambiance
Food was excellent! Place was packed, glad we made a reservation. Excellent value
A quaint little Italian restaurant with a lovely ambiance. Great food, not too loud, really enjoyable evening! How did I not know this place existed??
We have been to Niko’s many times and we have never been disappointed.
Very satisfied with our meals and the prices were very good, excellent Italian food as we are not big Italian eaters, we will be back!
Great place for lunch! Amazing server, food and atmosphere! I will be back
Nikos is a tried and true restaurant! I have been many times since moving to Calgary and not once have I had a bad experience. The food is mouth watering and spectacular. It’s the closest to authentic Italian cuisine that I’ve found since living in Italy. Another beautiful touch is Niko comes out and greets all of his guests to make sure food and service was great. It is this level of hospitality that is very hard to beat. I definitely recommend 10/10. It is the hidden gem of Calgary!
Niko is an angel!!! Such a great night
We had a 5 o’clock reservation, and our table was perfect-right by the window. There were 2 large groups near us, so we were advised to order before they did. At first, the service was a little slow, but once we had a regular server it was excellent. The food was fantastic-the exception was the gnocchi, which was good, but not exceptional. We would definitely return. Thank you.
Very good food, service and decor
Another amazing night of food , service and fun
This is a local favorite of ours. Love this place!
Great local Bistro - good food, reasonable price, nice ambience. What more do you need.
It’s always amazing there!
Last minute dinner in Calgary. Found this fantastic restaurant and hope to have a chance to go back. Everything from the food, service and neighborhood were outstanding!
Amazing is the only way to describe. Thank you!!!!!!
Best lunch experience we've had in some time. All 4 in our party really liked what they had.
Wonderful restaurant and fabulous food!
Server was not very friendly! Only downside of our dining experience.
I love this place and eat here a lot!
The food is very nicely done, interesting and the standards are maintained at very high level. Nico is very welcoming and warm.
The food at this little restaurant is terrific. The calamari is a must try and the vodka penne was heaven. Our entrees we delectable. I ordered the veal and my date had the cannelloni. We will be back! I’d love to try all the dishes. :)
Great food, chef is outstanding!!! New server struggled a bit but overall an excellent bistro. Would recommend to all!
My favourite restaurant in Calgary, without question.
We have enjoyed coming over the past year. As we mentioned, at the restaurant , the Ceasar salad was extremely small. The main meal was fine.
When we booked the reservation we were aware there was a 2 hour “table limit” but did not expect to be rushed during that time. The service was not friendly and the wine glasses were cloudy. We asked for the worst one to be replaced but then we had to ask for another glass when our guests arrived. When given the “special” for the day, we were told there was 2 left and we were the 5:30 sitting! By the time we ordered there was one and then told .. no it was gone! After our main course was complete (items were removed from the table quickly every time we completed something even if someone else was still eating) we went to order dessert and tea but the waitress said you have a time limit! This was 6:45 and I replied we still had 45 minutes. We were reminded several times of the time limit, not enjoyable when your catching up with friends. This is not a cheap take away type restaurant, so we expected better service and ambiance. We have eaten here before and although not a warm environment the food made up for it. We will not return after this experience.
We go to Niko’s regularly and are never disappointed. The food is great and the service unsurpassed.
Food was very good and well presented. Portions were small, particularly Caesar salad for the price, dessert was only OK.