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1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P8, Canada
+1 403-270-0082
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 26 min
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1241 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3P8, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Niko's. it is a small place, the service is great and the food is better. The prices are reasonable and the portions are just about right. Everything I have tried has been fantastic. I highly recommend giving it a try. A real gem!

Thank lynnkriekle
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a really quaint restaurant in the trendy Kensington area of Calgary. Unlike many other restaurant's in trendy areas, this one offers great food at a fair price. They were very accommodating of my wife's diary intolerance. I had the special which was pork...More

Thank Randy M
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Went for an early dinner on Saturday night, with another couple. They had been before, but not us. I'm not a huge fan of Italian food, but my dish was very good. I only gave an average rating as the restaurant was jammed full and...More

Thank Calberta
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Just a spectacular place with decent prices, good service and fantastic food. If you like italian, this is a gem you must check out

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Our kids booked it. Restaurant is small and reservation advised/required:) Food was good, but not more. Unfortunately they didn't warm up plates and food getting cold fast. Personally I don't like to have time limit. It is not place for you if you prefer beer...More

1  Thank SergAndTat
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 1 December 2017

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 30 November 2017

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 15 November 2017

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
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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, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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