Some are made from traditional durum wheat; others feature unexpected ingredients.

rice Il Macchiaiolo’s lily-shaped rice pasta gigli, from Piedmont, has a pleasingly delicate rice flavor ($10 for 1.1 lbs;

durum Imported from Apulia, the amorelli for Target’s newly expanded private food label, Archer Farms, is flavored with tomatoes, beets and olives ($3 for 12.7 oz; for store locations).

Farro Ma'Kaira’s nicely chewy Spaghetti alla Chitarra, a square-cut pasta by an artisanal producer in Abruzzo, is made mostly from organic farro (emmer wheat) ($16 for 2.2 lbs;

    By Kristin Donnelly and Ratha Tep