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1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P8, Canada
+1 403-270-0082
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bruschetta” (11 reviews)
“spaghettini” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And THAT is what you do after a meal at Niko’s. We went in drooling for Italian and bounced out howling and ready for a big night on the town. Our favorite server had us in stitches and insisted on serving his favorite Spanish wine....More

Thank Wild_Radek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews I’ve read of this restaurant make me think these people ate a different place. Cozy? Great Service? Excellent Food? That’s not what I experienced. This place is cramped and VERY noisy. We had to almost shout to hear each other. When we arrived...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Niko's for lunch with a friend, and it was lovely! I enjoyed the cozy ambience and the food was excellent! I had the pasta (penne con vodka) and the tiramisu, and both were delicious. It is the perfect place for a casual (and...More

Thank kgv2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of seven of us met for a "catch up" dinner. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were welcomed, seated and the service was attentive for the entire evening. My dinner selection - Vitello Marsala - was very tasty, hot and delicious. Wonderful...More

Thank Mae B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Niko's is located in the busy Kensington area. After 6 PM parking is free....but the stalls fill up fast. There are a few designated spots behind the restaurant; turn into the alley just east of Niko's on the south side of Kensington Road. We were...More

Thank donnyawesome
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Well done Niko, in a difficult business they've managed to build an interesting menu, featuring excellent food, and delivered with a friendly familian manner. Excellent.

Thank d-milne_writer
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We went to Niko's the other day and needed to get to a show. We were worried about time but the waiter was very adamant and funny that we would be there on time. He was more than true to his word and really entertaining...More

Thank gajgmusic
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The name is Niko's Bistro but this is a local neighborhood Italian trattoria, not a French bistro. The cooking is more Northern Italian in style and the dishes are good and fairly priced, just a reliable local restaurant should be. The service was slow until...More

Thank Bowness6
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Really enjoyed our first time here, Staff were excellent, food was fantastic and dessert, holy Cow out of this world, will be back many time in the near future.!

1  Thank Vancouverraised
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
2 March 2017|
Response from Karin C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Pretty sure I saw gluten free on the menu.
yolanda a
5 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.
24 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
US$15 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P8, Canada
    (12th St NW)
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Hillurst
  • Neighbourhood: Hillurst
  • Phone Number: +1 403-270-0082
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