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Niko's Bistro

4.6
584 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(403) 270-0082
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Niko Miletic
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Catering
Unique catering customized to all your specific requests, location, etc.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th St NW
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Parking details
Small parking at the back of the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
What 584 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great bruschetta and calamari... two of my favorite on the menu!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Nicos is our favorite spot to eat in Calgary . Reasonable prices . Calamari is hands down the best in the city . The pasta is amazing, and not to mention the staff are friendly and nico himself always is around to make sure your are enjoying your experience. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Loved this place! Very cozy. Great service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We felt very welcome at Niko's and enjoyed a wonderful evening. The atmosphere is warm and the food is delicious. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Niko's is a favorite of ours. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoy the food and wine. We have introduced Niko's to many friends.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food is great and the bruschetta was to die for, only our second visit and it won't be our last.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great service. Great food.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic as always! Kids can always find simething to eat and Niko will make them just plain pasta if that is all they want.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great hospitality

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fantastic food, relaxed pace with exceptional service from the owners. Personal recommendations on wine selection were spot on, food arrived quickly and perfectly prepared. I will be visiting here more often!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great food and good value. I have been going to Niko's for a number of years and have never had a bad meal.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Niko is the best! Great spot.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I had to change the appointment multiple times and they completely understood. The service was attentive and they gave us time to visit with out being rushed. Food and wine were great.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience, we will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Niko’s has an excellent variety of Italian Dishes. We loved the Penne con Vodka Dish!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Niko's is one of my favourite Kensington locations. Food is always delicious, ambiance friendly and inviting. When Niko is working he makes a point of saying hello to everyone ....feels like home!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went on Saturday evening for the first time at the recommendation of a colleague of my husband. Ali took very good care of our table and has a good sense of humor as well. Niko, made wonderful food and also make sure we were happy with the meal and the restaurant. The Penne with vodka is wonderful as were the other dishes, we will be back and were delighted with the whole experience.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Generally pleasant but very noisy. Of the four people at the table, 3 thought the food was very good but one who had seafood pasta with a salad thought the food was only fair compared to similar dishes at other restaurants

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food - waitress was fun and engaging very welcoming

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Ate at Niko's tonight and had a fabulous meal. Everything was perfect, I especially recommend the Gamberi Sambuca. It is cooked to perfection with the perfect flavours hitting every note exactly. Hats off to a job done very, very well.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

The service was really good. We were seated right away and the wait staff were attentive. The food came quickly. The food was nice but I found it to be quite salty. The ambiance was nice but just know that it is a very small space.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Intimate, quiet, fantastic food! What a rare gem. So glad we found this place!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Fantastic meal with even better service, Niko is an amazing host. Niko’s will be a regular on my list.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We always have an excellent time at Nikos. Wonderful food, superb service and friendly atmosphere. Thanks, Niko!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Amazing as always. The veal shank was highly recommended by our waiter and we were not disappointed. It was delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Consistently great love the place service amazing food the best

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Always excellent service. Fantastic food, and reasonable pricing. Your treated like family. My friend never misses a visit when in town for the broadway shows.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The owner (I’m guessing his name is Niko) really makes this restaurant experience go from great to fantastic. A fun place to go!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything from service to food was 5 stars!! Thanks for a great night...enjoying spending our birthdays at Nikos!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Dinner at Nikos was once again fantastic. The restaurant was full, but the service and ambiance was great. Niko himself was supporting the staff and was friendly as always making sure he said hello to each table and making sure they were enjoying their dinner. We had appetizers, dinner and dessert. Everything was fantastic, including the complimentary liquor Niko hand delivered during our dessert! You can never go wrong with Niko's Bistro.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Was very impressed with the level of caring the staff put in from the second we walked in to after we paid the bill. The food was excellent as was the wine . Will be coming back very soon

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

It is the BEST restaurant in Calgary. We been going there on every vday for past 6 yrs.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

We live within walking distance of Niko's, and have seen very positive reviews of it on Trip Advisor. Great food - we'll be back with friends!

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Had not been here in a while, but food was delicious, portion sizes good and prices reasonable. Perfect for our early Valentine’s dinner!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was delicious, service was great. Would go again in a heartbeat 😊

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent as always!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

We celebrated a birthday and was very impressed with the food and ambience. The owner Niko was very nice and hospitable. The only negatives was the servers were not as attentive in the beginning and no bread while ...maybe we were expecting this and its not to be.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous dinner as usual. We know we can count on Niko's food. It is always delicious!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My first visit won't be my last. I heard a lot of great things and was not disappointed. The food, service were excellent. They have 2 sittings early (come before 6:00, out by 730 for the second sitting) - no problem for me as we like to eat early, never felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Niko's has great food, nice staff with a great atmosphere. My wife and I always enjoy going to Niko's.

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