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John Di Benedetto in front of the Di Liso's counter.

Johnny Di Benedetto is the owner/operator of Di Liso's Fine Meats since 2003


I have two beautiful children whose health and well-being are my top priority.  In my business, I follow the same health conscious rules with my customers as I do with my own family.


I've worked with some of Toronto’s finest chefs and Ontario’s most honest and reputable family-run farms. In my many years of butchering, I have found that by ensuring each piece of meat has been handled with the strictest attention, from farm to fork, we can achieve the highest standards.  This has created long lasting personal relationships with many of our satisfied customers.  I keep current with farming processes in order to deliver the best products to my customers.


Please contact us with any questions, as our staff is both friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to help!


Jamie wearing a black apron.


Operations Manager

John Di Benedetto



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Head Butcher

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Online Store/Deliveries


Francesco Di Liso was born in 1947 in Moduginio, Italy where farming was a necessity. With eleven brothers and sisters, there was very little food to go around. Frank lost his father to cancer when he was very young, leaving his mother to raise the family on her own. Frank understood his mother's struggle, so at the age of seventeen he made the difficult decision to leave home knowing that one less mouth to feed would help his mother immensely.


Arriving in Canada in 1964 he began his career at the meat cutting company F.G Bradley and Co. Under the watchful eye of Mr. Bradley, he quickly accelerated through the ranks to become a plant supervisor.  The plant employed some of the best cattle pickers, butchers, portion cutters, and salumerie from around the world.  Frank embraced the teachings of these master butchers giving him the confidence to create his own unique and highly respected style of meat cutting.  His expertise is the reason for the success of Di Liso’s Fine Meats in the Greater Toronto Area.


Frank is still an active part of the business, teaching only the most privileged  his art from the ground up.  In 2003, Di Liso’s Fine Meats has been passed on to John Di Benedetto who has been involved in the business from the age of 10.  John studied extensively under Frank for more than 15 years before becoming a master butcher himself.

St Lawrence Market


Located in the historic St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto, Di Liso's Fine Meats has served its customers for nearly 40 years.

Come on by and get a taste of what the National Geographic ranks as one of the Top 10 Food Markets in the World!

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