Excellent food and service.
Food was pretty good. However I felt like certain tables were acknowledged (eg “regulars”) over others. Our table was the only table that was acknowledged by Niko at the very end when we were paying our bill. Other tables seem to have much more personalized service.
Must have been an off evening
Food and service were not the usual Niko standard
Great calamari. Veal dishes were ok
I wasn't expecting a better dining experience based on previous reviews. Our pasta was undercooked and dry and the tiramisu average at best.
Great place for a date night, business casual meeting or just great food. I love Niko’s
Amazing food. Will return....again!! Our server, Nina, was great. Friendly and accommodating.
The food was great and the prices were reasonable. The restaurant was a bit noisy, but it didn't take anything away from our dinner.
I discovered Niko’s Bistro a couple of months ago and Inhave been back almost weekly. The food is fresh, healthy, tasty and nicely presented. The prices are very reasonable and the service (often by Niko himself or his daughter) is excellent. I recommend getting a reservation as the place is cosy and can fill up very quickly.
It is located on Kensington Road NW and there is lots of street parking nearby, or take the 10 minute walk from the Sunnyside CTrain station.
Worth your time to visit and enjoy!
The lunch was great but I found the shrimp on my seafood pasta a little disappointing. I'd rather have one big and tasty shrimp on a dish than two small ones.
I usually love Nikos but I was disappointed with the lunch yesterday. I had the Polpo Salad and I had trouble finding the octopus. Very little octopus. I had dinner last night at Mercado and ordered a similar dish. Lots of octopus, a very nicely prepared. Come on, you guys....you can do better...
Great service, and amazing food with a very cozy restaurant make this the perfect place for any dinner.
We've been to Niko's several times and once again the food and service were great. I had the gnocchi and my wife had a pasta dish with some excellent sausage. We also had the caprese salad, I would have preferred a few more tomatoes but that's just me. Well done, will be dining here again.
Great food and service will definitely go back
My favorite find in Calgary whether a client lunch or dinner excellent food and service!
A great intimate bistro!
Always a great meal at Niko's. He is so conscientious of his customers and the value that he delivers on.
Very nice intimate space , perfect for great dinner conversation. Food is so fresh and amazing , for sure my new favorite itallain place. Make sure to start with the calamari it is out of this world .. it alone is worth the trip !
Great food and overall experience. Will definitely be visiting again.
Best pasta and bruschetta we ever had. Friendly service with a home cooked feeling. Everything was authentic and great quality. Wish we lived in the same city as it would be our go to for dinners. Hope to get back there again one day!
Had dinner here with my mom before we attended a show at the Jubilee theatre. Dinner was delicious and we will definitely be going back as soon as possible! I recommend the veal Marsala, the cannelloni, the mussels, and the Riesling!
Nikos never disappoints. Atmosphere is great, the food fabulous and restaurant always clean. Customized meals always an option. Niko is a gem and remembers everyone!!
good service, but horrible bar service, waited for spouse at bar and surrounded by 8 staff and no one, no one, did i say no one waited on me.
My friend had never been to the restaurant and was very impressed! Great food, friendly and prompt service, great value. I have been there a number of times. Always a great dining experience.
Always a favourite place to eat. Gluten and dairy free options. The calamari is outstanding!
Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Niko connects with everyone in the restaurant.
Overall we had a great experience.
The owner is very welcoming and even gave our toddler a tour of the kitchen.
Very attentive service and the food was very tasty.
The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. I always get the mussels as they are the best I’ve ever had. The bruschetta is amazing and the pasta is authentic Italian. Love coming here :)
Food was great, service was awesome- just as we expected.
Great restaurant, great food and as always made to feel as if your experience was important.
I came to Calgary with the single goal of eating at this restaurant again. #polloparmigiana #malbec
Pre Mothers Day dinner
Niko's Bistro prepares and serves the best Italian food in Kensington. The quality is consistently top shelf and the atmosphere always inviting. A great deal of attention is spent on their food and their patrons.
Went out for anniversary dinner, great as always. A dinner at Nico's is something to be enjoyed, don't pick if you're in a rush for in and out dining. Warm friendly service, wonderful atmosphere. Gnocchi and the calamari al inferno are at the top of the list for main and appetizer respectively. The only restaurant my wife will pay for cheesecake at, although the mousse is always equally tempting. Never a disappointment.
The service was slower then usual. Otherwise all good !!!!
Always a great experience when I come. The food is great, service is friendly, still remains one of my favourite restaurants!
Great food and excellent service that is friendly and warm.
We always love coming to your restaurant.
Very tasty and reasonably priced food. I was very sad to learn the crepes were off the menu.
Dissapoining and very surprising part is limiting the time a party can be seated for. Given the popularity of the Bistro, perhaps a larger place ought to be contemplated.
Went on a first date. Though the seating wasn’t made for coziness for a date, the ambience and service was great once the waiter/owner became wise to our humour and understanding.
Food was great. Would have like a better beer selection, but it is made more towards wines.
Would go again for sure, and have recommended it to others already!
Great bruschetta and calamari... two of my favorite on the menu!
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!
Loved this place! Very cozy. Great service.