Restaurant Spotlight: Niko's Bistro in Kensington

It seems as if a new restaurant opens in Calgary about every week. With all these new choices, it's easy to forget about some of the best places that have been around for years. Niko's Bistro fits into that category and provides some of the best Italian cuisine in the city.

Some have said that owner Niko Miletic makes the best calamari in the city and maybe even in all of Canada. You will also find Italian sausage made in-house here and plenty of other homemade options for your dining experience.

Niko's Bistro opened back in 2006 and has been providing the Kensington area with excellent food ever since. The dining room is very intimate, which makes it a great choice for a romantic date. However, they do provide plenty of room if you have a bit of a larger group that wants to dine here.

The Menu

At Niko's Bistro, you will find plenty of traditional Italian dishes with a twist. The menu includes plenty of favorites, such as:

  • Bruschetta
  • Calamari All/Inferno
  • Coconut Shrimp
  • Spaghettini Frutti di Mara
  • Penne con Vodka
  • Papardelle alla Salmone
  • Cod con Prosciutto
  • And Many Other Great Options!

They even have a few new dishes on the menu including:

  • Braised Pollo Parpadelle Rose
  • Niko's Salad
  • Insalata di Polpo
  • Trippa alla Romana

Of course, after enjoying dinner, dessert is a necessity. Niko's makes some of the best desserts in the city including the Crepe Suzette, Chocolate Mousse and their new Cheesecake.

As you dine, you can also enjoy a glass of wine from their varied wine list. The list features wines form Australia, Italy and Spain.

Niko's Bistro is located at 1241 Kensington Road N.W. They take reservations over the phone and online. Find out about this top Calgary restaurant by visiting their website at,

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