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Niko's

#121 of 2,912 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hillurst
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1241 Kensington Rd. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada (12th St NW)
+1 403-270-0082
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Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely everything was superb! Right from the bruschetta to the salads and on to the main courses we were all wowed by the food and service. Barely had room for desserts but were glad we persevered and ordered them anyway as they were all exceptional as well.

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Thank Karin C
Dayton, Ohio
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Menu was smaller than I'd hoped, all a la carte. Food was great quality and a decent quantity for the price.

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Thank sue p
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were rather late going to Niko's - they close at 9 p.m. But the staff was really gracious, and accommodating. I jad the spaghetti arabiatta and it was absolutely delicious. My husband wanted to have his pasta minus the bacon. The waitress advised that it would change the flavors but she would donher best - he loved it. They... More 

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Thank Poonam C
Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a family dinner here, looking forward to it based on the great reviews. The food is NOT very good. The cod dinner is served in pool of oil, their special for the night - beef medallion - was so tough even the steak knife had difficulty. Very over priced for food that just isn't very good.

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Thank Debby68
Calgary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I found this place online and decided to check it out. We booked through open table and had no problems. We arrived as they were opening for dinner and was greated by the service staff. Nikos is a small business but definitely worth a visit if you like Italian. Both of us had wine, salad, pasta, dessert... More 

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Thank 706britneym
calgary
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518 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had an early dinner at Nikos recently to take in a production at the Jubilee....after a bit of a misunderstanding over tables we were seated and ordered drinks and calamari to start - our server's recommendation/suggestion did not disappoint - the calamari was awesome - tender, not breaded, with just enough heat! Delicious. I had two appetizers for dinner... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Come here often and am always impressed with the personal touch Niko and his staff add to the experience. Their enthusiastic and welcoming personalities combined with delicious Mediterranean cuisine are a great mix. Our favourites dishes include the calamari, vodka con penne (with sausage) and the chocolate mousse. They have also been great with catering to gluten free diets on... More 

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Thank sheena R
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I love good food & became accustomed to eating out at several good restaurants. When we were invited to a private function at Nikos a couple of years ago, I had no idea of the amazing food experience I was about to have. We've been several times since because it is now our favorite restaurant! The calamari is a must... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We recently went to Nikos for dinner during our visit to Calgary. The true feeling of a good restaurant is when you see the owner being active with their guests all the while in his chef uniform going in the back cooking the food. A few times he even came by to make sure everything was okay and he even... More 

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Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I was missing the food from my Italy trip and Niko's really did the trick. I really recommend the Calamari as an appetizer. We had 2 kinds of veal and they were both delicious. Niko makes a special effort to make you feel welcome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Kensington Rd. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    (12th St NW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-270-0082

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?