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.
Bread drizzled with olive oil and served with tomatoes and herbs
Crispy squid with garlic and lemon finished in a spicy tomato sauce
Penne con Vodka
Penne with pancetta and mushrooms finished in a vodka rose sauce
The food here is amazing. Our waitress was really good as well. Calamari is a must have. I had the spagettini frutti di mare. Delicious
Niko's is always 5 star in our opinion. We can't say enough about the great service and the excellent food. The best!
Great dinner ! Service was very good ! The Appetizers, Mains and Dessert were all delicious!! Will definitely go back!!
We always have a delicious dinner with excellent service!
Food was very good and came out quick and timely. Service was good and attentive.
Another fabulous evening at Niko's. Food was excellent, portions are generous and hot. Service was attentive, helpful and prompt, but not overwhelming. Will certainly return again soon.
What is one of the lasting treasures of this area? Niko's. This place has been the spot of mine and my wife's various celebrations over the years we've been together, from one of our first dates to our latest birthday celebration. If we're going somewhere nice, Niko's is the bare minimum for fulfilling that requirement. The food is great, the drink selection is great, and every time we go, we have great conversation as we talk between courses, between the fantastic service. If only we lived closer now-a-days, we'd come by more often.
I was recommended Niko's from a co-worker so my wife and I, always egger for new dinning experiences, made a reservation for our 30 yr anniversary. There are lots of choices on the menu but we choose to do the family plate option. This is a 5 course plan that you can pick what to have or have the kitchen choose. Like some of our travels in Europe we let the kitchen decide as this is a fun way to eat and there is always a surprise. Niko's kitchen made wonderful choices and we were amazed at the selection that came to our table. to start it was bruschetta then calamari and Gamberi sambuca, followed by Ceaser and Caprese salad, then a mushroom risotto and pasta plate, the main was braised lamb shank with veggies. Then to top it all off (like we could eat any more) was a plate of tiramisu and chocolate mousse. Staff was outstanding in this little hole in the wall restaurant, when in the Kensington Niko's is the place to go and we traveled from the deep SE. We left stuffed and had to tuck our heads and roll back to our car. Our meal at Niko's was FABULOUS and we will be back.
Love this place...Everything is delicious and Niko is so friendly. Highly recommend!
That pork belly special absolutely slapped. Would come back for that dish without hesitation.
Niko's is one of our favorite restaurants and recommend it for sure! Good food and friendly service.
Our only issue, as we find this with many restaurants, is that the floor and ceiling etc. are not conducive to a quiet evening. We like more quiet but recognize that most prefer a "happening" place!
Food as always was great. Always enjoyable to visit
Always a great experience at Niko’s
Our visit to Niko’s was great. I requested the table by the window and received it. My girlfriend had the carbonara and I had the manicotti which were both delicious. The service was outstanding throughout.
Always fantastic. The food is incredible. Staff and owner Niko are always welcoming. Wish we had the time to go more often. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you !
Very reliable, lovely restaurant. Friendly service and unpretentious.
Our server was friendly, present, but not hovering. Food flavourful and nicely presented. Overall a great experience. Would definitely go again.
One of our favourites. So happy that Nikos had reopened. Same excellent food. Can't wait to go back.
Niko & his team are great - love this place. Thanks
The food is always outstanding at Niko’s. We had veal saltimbocca and spaghettini with sausage and mushroom in oil and garlic. So good we had to share. Niko visits each table to ensure all is well and truly cares that you have had an excellent dinner experience.
Niko’s provides outstanding food and service, in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
The restaurant is small and quaint, the service was great, the servers were attentive and knowledgeable. The food was authentic Italian good, I had chicken parmigiana and the chicken was great tender and moist. There was a lot of cheese in my chicken parm, the tomato sauce was fresh and the pasta was perfectly cooked.
One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Everything is made to perfection. So much flavor in everything on the menu.
Ambiance is tough during Covid. But, it was certainly a very comfortably spaced seating arrangement and the food is as great as it always is.
Only one server who was very efficient and even managed to keep water glasses filled. Again, comfort of minimal exposure to others :-).
Our fav Italian restaurant in the city. Wonderful service and food is spectacular.
The staff was amazing. Even though the tables were more spread out, it was a great experience. Would highly recommend. My wife loved the Veal and Carbonara. I had the chicken parmigiana and it was outstanding. We can’t wait to go back.
amazing food...authentic italian full of flavour!
Amazing Food! Can’t wait to go back.
Food and Service were great! Thank you for being open!
Never been disappointed at Niko’s. The calamari starter was amazing. My salmón limone was perfect. Can’t wait to go back
The ambience was better wh en the restaurant was full
Have eaten here before. Food was good. Service good. Quiet due to COVID regulations. Would recommend.
It was good to back at Nikos. Appreciated the physical distancing, great service and food.
As always, dinner at Niko's was top notch! I can always bet on the quality of food and the wonderful service.
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 🇮🇹.
It was so nice dinner with my boyfriend
Staff was so nice and friendly
Definitely we will be back😘
Best food ever. We cannot wait for another evening to go.
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.
We’ve been coming for years and always love Niko’s. Food and staff are wonderful
Great food and great service with care and attention given to stop the spread of Covid19. Thanks for a lovely night!
Niko's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 270-0082.
Niko's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 954 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.