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1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
+1 403-270-0082
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“veal” (11 reviews)
“bruschetta” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

When the food is perfect, the service unobtrusive, and ambiance cozy a meal is more than sitting down to eat; it becomes about sharing an experience with your fellow diner(s). I've been to this little Italian restaurant a couple of times before, but hadn't been...More

Thank dreataylor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With friends coming into town for an anniversary dinner, I was looking for a restaurant that was within walking distance of downtown, and somewhere that was open on a Monday night. Good reviews throughout the web had me make an online reso at Niko' s,...More

Thank tracidodge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate small bistro with excellent food and service. Wow to the Marsala sauce on my veal ... a rich unique Marsala that made the meal. We had a winner creme Carmel for dessert making it certain that we'll be back here again and again. Parking...More

Thank Wild_Radek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner Friday night, loved he antipasto platter and the stratatella soup, the pasta dishes were good but nothing fantastic. the wine nice and the service good and friendly. They made a mistake and charged a 43 dollar bottle of wine to us and...More

Thank 573suzel
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Niko's is Calgarys hidden gem. Consistent top quality service with an affordable wine list. The food is always very good. The standout on the menu is the calamari which is the best I have had.

Thank neil c
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

We took another couple out for dinner on a Saturday and we were all satisfied with the food and service. We had a salad each to start. For our meals, I had the penne arrabbiata and it was excellent. Best I have had in the...More

Thank Kitcrazy
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food for a moderate price. I met several friends here for dinner and to catch up and we had a wonderful time. Two of us opted for the special which included an appetizer and a main course for only $30. One of my friends...More

Thank Ariana B
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend Niko's Bistro to anyone with a taste for authentic Italian cuisine! Every dish I tried was exquisite. The calamari and cheesecake are a MUST! Reservations were through open table.

Thank Lana S
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Niko's chicken bosciaola is absolutely the best!!! Niko always makes us feel like we are family, the staff are all very friendly and accommodating. We love this restaurant.

1  Thank KathiWaddell
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I along with another couple returned to Niko's Bistro in Kensington for another fantastic dining experience. As in the past, the owner himself provided exceptional personal service to our table. The food recommended and specials offered were sensational and we enjoyed excellent...More

Thank AlDWilson
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Questions & Answers
3 March 2017|
Response from Karin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Pretty sure I saw gluten free on the menu.
yolanda a
6 July 2016|
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Response from YYCepicurious | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant does not have a children's menu and would be suitable for older, mature children only.
25 February 2015|
Response from Ruth G |
This is a restaurant, not an accommodation,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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