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Party Size
For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:00 PM

Niko's Bistro

4.6
555 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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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Neighbourhood
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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 555 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkS 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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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jessiJ 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined 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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RogerM (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 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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MarieC (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 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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Charbay (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service. Look forward to trying more items on the menu next time.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Fantastic service. Best I’ve had in Calgary. New favourite restaurant, and I’ll be back regularly!

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding and amazing service. Food is authentic and the chocolate mousse is just a sin!

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vipExcellent (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our favourites. Great food and cozy setting.
We have been going to Niko's for years and every time it is terrific.
It's always even better when Niko is there.
The calamari is wonderful especially if you like a bit if heat and enjoy it without a ton of breading.

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OpenTable Diner (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

A huge thank you to the staff for making my meal gluten and dairy free !!! I also appreciate them not making it seem like a big annoying deal. I have had allergies since I was a baby and often find restaurants get annoyed with me. Not here well done !! Amazing food and service !!!!

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Globaldiner (Calgary)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

I had a business lunch at Niko’s this week. The restaurant was packed when I got there just past noon. The only table open was the one I had reserved. I’m guessing because I was the last person to take a table and was waiting for my guest to arrive that I didn’t get any attention until all the other tables had ordered and had their drinks. After 10 minutes, I was asked if I wanted a drink and I had to ask for a menu. Once my guest arrived, we were given a couple of minutes and we quickly ordered. I found it odd that no bread or small dish of olives was brought after we ordered, something I’m used to at other Italian restaurants. I had the papardelle with smoked salmon. The meal was okay, a bit lacking in flavor and the pasta was slightly overdone, not “al dente” as one would expect for a $20 dish. Overall, it was just okay.

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Travelingbetty (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Beautiful home made Italian food. Pasta is light and sauces just right. Service is very good. Always a good pick.

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vipAnnette (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

On a cold winters night in Calgary Niko’s, was a wonderful adventure. The pasta dishes we chose were fresh and flavourful and perfect portions. And dessert was a tasty tiramisu, perfect to share. Our server was attentive and we even had a visit from owner Niko. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

I came with a group of 4 and no one was satisfied with the food. Octopus was overcooked, mussels were underwhelming. To finish it off, an Italian restaurant that doesn't make home-made pasta?! Wtf? Avoid.

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