The Italian word due, pronounced (doo-ay) means “two.” Although the literal translation of due spaghetti is “two spaghetti,” the expression is better translated as “some spaghetti” or even just “something to eat.”
In Italy, you might say to your friends or family, “Facciamo due spaghetti,” meaning “Let’s make some spaghetti,” or even more generally, “Let’s make some pasta.” In Romanesco, the colorful dialect of Rome, one may say “Famoce du spaghi,” or “Let’s make ourselves some spaghetti.”
Like many Italian sayings, there is a gesture to accompany facciamo due spaghetti that really punctuates the expression. Here’s how to do it: Point two fingers downwards (towards an imaginary pasta dish) and twist your hand back and forth from the wrist, imitating the fork when you eat spaghetti.
Watch Filippo Caffari of the Butcher Block Italian Restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis teach you how to say and gesture facciamo due spaghetti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmoYS1SIXA