06/05/2012 AT 5:55 AM ET
Fresh from a performance in New York City during his latest tour, Brad Paisley recently popped into Patsy’s Italian restaurant for dinner.
Joined by his band mates and a few relatives, the country crooner kept the eatery open late.
“Although the restaurant was closing, they opened up just for him and his large group,” a source tells PEOPLE.
The source adds that Paisley’s posse munched on an “Italian feast” of chopped salad, gnocchi and meatballs.
This is an exciting time for Paisley, who is nominated for two CMT Awards for his collaboration with Carrie Underwood in the song “Remind Me.” The show airs on June 6 in Nashville, Tenn.
– Jennifer Garcia