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#69 of 2,963 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (12th St NW)
+1 403-270-0082
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Surrey, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In the area with family and we decided to have lunch at Niko's. Glad we did. Food was excellent and served hot. Portions were large enough that I won't need a full dinner. Pricing per meal in the $15 - $20 range. Service was good but not exceptional. If you are looking for a great Italian meal then i would... More 

Thank Blair S
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Niko's Bistro and fine Italian fare makes you feel like family! We have eaten here many times over the years and Niko always takes the time to make us feel comfortable and just like we have been personally invited for a great home cooked meal. I have only ever had a great experience here and even better food. Ask Niko... More 

Thank Don R
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Niko makes everyone feel special - we're neighbors and we head to Niko's quite regularly and I haven't written a review for a few years. We went last night (tired, jet lagged, just needed some comfort food) and as we walked in it felt like we'd come home. Niko greeted us in person, his daughter served us with warmth and... More 

Thank Karen D
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place to eat. The food is good,not great, but good. The price is fair but the waitstaff are excellent.

Thank tickdeeboo
Level Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Nikos for the very first time and it was amazing. Highly recommend it and will be back. Reservations are a must and the place was packed!

Thank Kerrie E
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We wanted to try someplace different in Kensington and happened on Niko's Bistro. What a pleasant surprise to have such a wonderful pasta meal. It is an intimate place and the service is excellent. We will definitely be back.

1 Thank Waiparous
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I love this place. It's small and intimate with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The owner is almost always there every time I've dined there. Their calamari is out of this world and is a must for your first visit. Reservations will help you as it is small and is usually filled up especially on weekends. My favourite entree... More 

Thank Mango B
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Firstly I made a reservation and mistakenly picked the wrong date. Our guests arrived and were graciously seated without a reservation. When we arrived I realized that I had made the mistake. The waitress was so kind and understanding and accommodated us none the less. The service was incredible, thank you and the food all round was amazing. Thank you... More 

Thank Leos403mcm
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We went to Niko's Bistro with another couple , we listened to the waiter and went along with his recommendations, great wine to start followed with bruschetta and some special bread then there was the squid which was fresh and delicious. The steak and pasta we're awesome and we all agreed it was worth another trip to come back and... More 

Thank Rick M
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for about 5+ years and now it's our usual birthday, anniversary, etc spot. Niko is a true gem and takes pride in the quality of his food and service. This is our favourite restaurant. The calamari is a must, but all of the good is consistently wonderful. Thanks Niko (and daughter and staff)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    (12th St NW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-270-0082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?