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#112 of 2,937 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1241 Kensington Rd. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada (12th St NW)
+1 403-270-0082
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for about 5+ years and now it's our usual birthday, anniversary, etc spot. Niko is a true gem and takes pride in the quality of his food and service. This is our favourite restaurant. The calamari is a must, but all of the good is consistently wonderful. Thanks Niko (and daughter and staff)... More 

Thank CalgaryMoMo
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have now eaten lunch here twice and supper once. All three times the food and service was great. A great place for lunch especially.

Thank Sheldar
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best Italian restaurant in calgary and my girlfriend and I come here very often. The staff is extremely friendly and niko checks on you multiple times. Huge fan

Thank hoohooyyc
Calgary , Canada
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met with a Friend who lives in the Area for Lunch. Nice clean place. Friendly Service and for once we found a place where the music did not drown out the conversation. Nice menu, good prices and the Food was delicious. We had such a good time , that 2 hours went by in a Heartbeat. Nice bottle of red... More 

Thank duslbeck
Calgary, Alberta Canada
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here with another couple who highly recommended it. The restaurant was intimate but a little loud. The staff were awesome and the food was delicious. We all tried something different and no one had any complaints. I will be returning as it is a close drive from home.

Thank Calgary_Can_Travel
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The food was good, soft and tender beef. The antipasti was good, but too much salad for my linking, when ordering antipasti i prefer to get a variety of meat and cheese, nonetheless the taste was great

Thank chrisss2345
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.

Thank Karin C
Dayton, Ohio
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69 reviews
27 restaurant 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.

Thank sue p
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Poonam C
Calgary, Canada
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45 reviews
25 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.

Thank Debby68

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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. 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?