Niko's Bistro

4.8
1020 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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 1020 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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vipMarkT
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as expected. Can’t believe it’s been so long since we came back to Niko’s. One of my favourite spots in Kensington.

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vipShannonM
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as usual!

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Diana
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for dinner on April 1sts for our wedding anniversary the service was outstanding due to COVID-19 we have not been out for almost 10 months, the food was really do you delicious and not to mention the really good service given by Samantha and Victoria they took great care of us,we will be back for sure
Thank you

BM
BgM9
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

COVID has played huge impact here.
Less atmosphere caused by separation glass. Abrupt service, also the result of COVID (fewer staff).
Good menu and drink.
Overall, the charges are high and pre-COVID.
VFM has suffered; used to visit 5-6x per year. Now based on this experience, will not return until VFM, atmosphere and service improves.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is without a doubt a gem! Niko takes pride in his establishment and you can tell by his food and service. Get the calamari and carbonara.

GF
GarthF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite places to go. Always a very pleasant experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 5 starts! This is my favorite restaurant in Calgary hands down!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, phenomenal service. Thank you Niko and the staff

SM
vipShannonM
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko’s is a family favourite, excellent restaurant, food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dinner! Almost normalcy in a. Rey unnormal time

LC
LeahC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Was delicious and fresh! Very friendly staff. Delicious pasta.

RC
vipRyanC
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason Niko’s is a staple in Calgary and have all the awards on the door.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great night out!

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vipBownessian
Calgary
26 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent dinner and service at Niko's. We love this friendly neighbourhood gem!

RD
vipRicD
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hidden gem in Kensington
Great menu and great staff

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vipPhilip
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Niko is so welcoming - one of my favourite restaurants in Calgary!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such personable staff, just gave the evening a nice vibe and the food was amazing!! You can tell that Niko’s is the spot to go for authentic Italian cuisine and they live up to it. Will definitely be going again

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vipDave
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, excellent value, wonderful food. Will be back again.

MM
MarkM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent as always. Glad to be able to be back!

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vipPaulie
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. We’ve been here at least 30 times.

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AlimP
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Niko's! Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful intimate restaurant, warm atmosphere which starts with the staff and Niko. Food was flawless in presentation and flavour.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and very good service !

KP
KellyP
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko and his staff were friendly and made it a great evening out. Right from the first greeting to the end of the meal. Food and atmosphere were excellent.

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vipFantastic
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and it won’t be the last. The food was amazing! We started with bruschetta and calamari and had manicotti, chicken parmigiana, and the special for the mains. Everything was so delicious! Great service as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great time when we go there for dinner. Delicious and entertaining.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Niko and his daughters always make you feel so welcomed! Love this place and have been going for the past 10 years!! I would highly recommended this restaurant!

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PeteC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not our first visit as we were introduced by good friends. A difficult time for all but this is a great example of service and standards being maintained despite the challenges. Well done to Team Niko. You are wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service every time !! Niko is a wonderful host and we recommend Niko’s to everyone! Simply The Best!

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LovetoEat
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavourful, enriching food that leaves a lasting memory! Made by lovely people with love!

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Nickname
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!..we love it there. Great food, great service, nice place and goos value. The owner and his family are the best!. Good to go as a couple or with family and friends!

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vipDCormier
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always top notch. The food is incredible and the service is perfect. This is our go to date night. We will keep coming back again and again.

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Marcieetalia
Calgary
25 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a birthday/valentines lunch. We had their calamari, which is the best. They also make it gluten free and most things can be gluten free on their menu. We had the pizzolla cod, which was also delicious. Service is always outstanding and Niko always comes by and checks on everyone’s meal. It’s a very personable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian comfort food in calgary. I’ve been to Niko’s dozens of times and I’m consistently impressed!

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vipScotsman
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little gem. Staff are always friendly and food is excellent.

TG
TylerG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always glad to go to NIKOS, felt completely safe and they take care of anything you need. Glad to see they are still open in this climate and welcoming guests back to good food and good people.

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PhilR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the Kensington area, we booked our table as soon as Covid restrictions were relaxed to allow indoor dining. Great food and friendly family like service.

JA
JudithA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a good friend. Niko’s is our go to restaurant in Calgary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Calgary

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Looking forward to returning.
Food and service were outstanding.

FAQs

Niko's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 270-0082.

Niko's Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1020 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.