Niko's Bistro

4.7
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921 reviews
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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 921 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dinner at Niko's was top notch! I can always bet on the quality of food and the wonderful service.

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vipLouanne
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite neighborhood dining spot, quiet, but fantastic Italian fare in a cozy setting. The penne vodka was outstanding, and the Italian music in the background made me feel like I was in Italy 🇮🇹.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice dinner with my boyfriend
Staff was so nice and friendly
Definitely we will be back😘

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JDJD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever. We cannot wait for another evening to go.

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KenT
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner out. Service was professional, meal was excellent. The place was quieter than normal due to less people however we prefer it to be this way so it actually improved our experience.
They are what we expect as we have been here many times. Very good place for smaller groups or couples.
One of the jewels of Calgary for dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming for years and always love Niko’s. Food and staff are wonderful

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AliReviews
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service with care and attention given to stop the spread of Covid19. Thanks for a lovely night!

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vipAliciaL
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service is always outstanding every time we come!

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vipDCormier
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was our first time here based on a friends recommendation and we were not disappointed. The calamari was delicious as starter, just the right amount of spice. My fiancee had the carbonara and it was delicious, creamy but not heavy. I had the Vitello Saltimbocca and it was incredible, the pasta was perfect and the meat cooked to perfection. We also indulged in some cheesecake for dessert and loved it. This is an absolute must have for Italian cuisine, it reminded us of being in Italy again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
27 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Felt totally comfortable and safe with their social distancing measures. We ❤️ nikos!

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AliA
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Calgary has to offer, The food is amazing and the service is even better.

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vipTito
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing.

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EricD
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the best! Warm and inviting staff. Delicious food, fantastic wine!

JR
JohnR
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service outstanding

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DerekW
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!

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vipJimG
Calgary
24 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko’s is always amazing. Threat food and service. Our alll time favourite restaurant.

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DiningDiva
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was of fine dining quality, generous portions at a fair price. All 3 of us enjoyed our meals and we will definitely be back. The service was friendly and the ambience cozy.

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TylerG
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had decided that once they reopened up Niko's was the first place we wanted to visit. Not just the food but the people was the driving motivation. Niko and his staff have implemented all of the safety procedures and take pride in the health/safety of not only their staff but their customers as well as a family owned business should. We had a wonderful dinner and can't wait to go back again which we are!

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vipdkmacdonald
Calgary
31 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best calamari period ..

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nautical
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Spaghetti Carbonara was very good. Bread arrived cold and dry. Bruschetta was the worst tasting we’ve ever had. It had an odd flavour.

Service was very slow despite the restaurant not being very busy.

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Knowa
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Niko’s is a the gem of Kensington. Always consistently good.

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ShiranL
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Definitely a spot you want to tell people about.

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vipJayA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh food with family run ambiance combined with good service.

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AlisonF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, knowledgeable and friendly service

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spare
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko pays a lot If attention you his diners and always stops by to see how it is. A great deal of attention paid to all aspects of the dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was very satisfying and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as usual. Predictable in the best possible way.

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vipDwight
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always excellent at Nikos. The best Italian restaurant in Calgary. Can't wait to go back. Thanks Niko!

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Pamela
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent but for very small portion for how much we paid.
Two of us had lamb shank and there was not a lot of meat on it....risotto was ok not outstanding.
I remember being there a few years ago and had the same dinner and the portion size was bigger.
Lamb shank is always a little pricey but the value was not there this time.

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Roberta
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Niko's continues to provide high quality meals at an affordable price. food is always outstanding, service was wonderful and we never leave disappointed. It continues to be a destination of choice for an evening out with good food . We often go before shows at the jubilee and love the atmosphere and efficiency when we have timelines to meet. Bravo Niko's we recommend you to all our friends!

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vipEric
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s

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FranV
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to eat, food is always delicious. Service was excellent and owner makes you feel welcome

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Kellogg
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been a number of times and the food is always fabulous.Cozy atmosphere and not a very large space so relatively intimate.Great to have a good restaurant where the owner is attending to the customers personally.
Love Nikos!

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MorganJ
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love going to Niko's for a dinner out. We always get the calimari, which is the best I've had anywhere (and I'm from the Maritimes). Excellent service, quiet so you can actually hear each other, delicious food that's well priced.

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BarbaraF
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy going to Niko’s. Food is good. Casual atmosphere. I come here often

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CherylB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch at Niko's. It is such a nice place to eat. The service is friendly and the food is good.

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Annafelle
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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vipAnnah
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food.
Older servers are better, more considerate and mannered. Young ones are ok.

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Amym
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were amazing. We will be back again very soon!

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BooBear007700
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good a treat to go, in fact one of my favourites for Italian!!!
Thank you and love the moose!!!!

FAQs

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

Niko's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 921 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.